tool., Inc. Product Design & Development on Blog

tool., Inc. Product Design & Development on Blog

Sep 2, 2020

Every year we power down our 3D printers, pack up some good New England brews, and hop aboard John’s lobster boat, the Ann & Maeve. This time, our destination was Misery Island, a beautiful spot five miles off the coast of Marblehead. We spent most of the day exploring the island, climbing oak trees, and hiking amidst […] The post The Team Takes to the Seas appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Jun 5, 2020

TOOL has extensive experience designing and engineering lighting fixtures for commercial and residential applications. Our collaboration with Lucifer Lighting helped build a family of aluminum adjustable lights with field-changeable optics and toolless hot-aim. Each version features dimmable LED modules in three CRI’s and produces 47-73 Lumens output. Available in four clean powder-coated finishes, the Squilinder […] The post Precision Engineered Lighting appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Jun 3, 2020

Over the past couple of months, TOOL has mentored a pair of talented Marblehead high schoolers on their senior projects. They were tasked with designing, modeling, and prototyping solutions to relatively simple problems in an area of interest to them. We were honored to coach them through a portion of our process to teach them […] The post Marblehead High School Senior Projects appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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May 18, 2020

When it comes to product development, good planning and a well-honed process are key to avoiding pitfalls and to helping our clients bring new products to market as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. One way TOOL avoids costly mistakes is to iteratively build, test, and refine product concepts throughout product development. We leverage a number […] The post APSX-PIM Injection Molding Machine appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all of us and we respect Governor Baker’s direction to stay home. Due to our work on federal programs TOOL is considered an essential business. We have chosen to allow our employees to work from home or in the office as they feel comfortable. The physical requirements of some projects require us […] The post Essential Business appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Mar 5, 2020

Note taking is a topic of great rumination in our studio. We have iPads, notebooks, sticky notes, white boards, our arms. You name it, we’ve used it in our process. These tools we use are to jot down our most important client feedback, sketch out the next breakthrough, or simply lay down a trivial doodle. […] The post The Future for Legal Pads appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Jan 9, 2020

The Holidays bring cheer and joy, but they also bring time for games. And boy do we enjoy games here at the studio. Clue is a classic. Everyone knows that. So, why not have some fun and spin up our own version of the game for our family and friends to enjoy!? Here is an […] The post The gang plays CLUE appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Aug 26, 2019

Camping requires one to forgo certain luxuries, such as beds, air conditioning, and bathrooms, but the experience of encountering nature is worth the forfeit of these comforts. However, nobody wants to wait for that first sip of coffee in the morning, even at the campsite. With the Eureka! Camp Café, you can quickly brew enough […] The post Eureka! Camp Café appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Jun 21, 2019

At Tool, we usually help our clients get patents for their products. But we’re proud to announce we got one for ourselves! The Department of Transportation learned of serious instances of children becoming entangled in seat belts. If you were to pull a seat belt all the way out as far as you could, you […] The post Tool receives patent for safer seat belt retractor appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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May 21, 2019

This year TOOL turns 20 years old. Its been an awesome and rewarding trip. We are planning a summer bash and open house. Stay tuned for the dates, we need to fit it in with the boating season pressing down on us. We will be featuring some of the finest IPA’s Massachusetts can produce. Lightweights […] The post TOOL is 20! appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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