tool., Inc. Product Design & Development Blog

tool., Inc. Product Design & Development Blog

Jan 4, 2021

Custom Guitar Picks with Our APSX Injection Molding Machine

The only thing we love more than product design is guitars and vinyl. So, when we have a few seconds to spare between crushing billable work, we enjoy sliding down our tele-necks and pluck’in a few strings. Above that, we can’t stop making and using our tools — our newest being the APSX injection molding […] The post Custom Guitar Picks with Our APSX Injection Molding Machine appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Jan 4, 2021

Our 2020 Holiday Message

This year has been…well, interesting. So we thought our holiday card should help us reflect on some of the wild benchmarks of 2020 and then remind us that we are on this crazy journey together. We are stronger together and more efficient working as a team through challenging times. We are very thankful to have […] The post Our 2020 Holiday Message appeared first on Tool., Inc..

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Sep 2, 2020

The Team Takes to the Seas

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

Precision Engineered Lighting

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

Marblehead High School Senior Projects

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

APSX-PIM Injection Molding Machine

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

Essential Business

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

The Future for Legal Pads

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 gang plays CLUE

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

Eureka! Camp Café

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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