Monday, December 9, 2019
TTS Tooltechnic, best known for its Festool brand, has taken over the U.S. startup Shaper Tools, whose truly innovative handheld CNC router recently caused a sensation in the industry. Shaper Tools has been acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems. And this merging with the brand will further enhance productive and symbiotic relationship with TTS already – TTS currently supplies the SM1 router spindle in every Shaper Origin, and Origin ships in a custom Shaper Systainer from Tanos.
TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG is a medium-sized family-owned German company is known for joinery, painting, vehicle spraying, renovation and restoration. Now by taking over Shaper Tools, Inc. – an innovative startup based in San Francisco, California – it has now further enhanced its portfolio. Its new acquisition is being integrated into the TTS Group as an independent company, thus retaining both the name and the brand.
Shaper Tools, Inc. recently attracted the attention of customers and the industry with its intuitive, mobile “Origin” CNC device. “Origin” enables users to perform even complex milling work quickly, easily and without using templates, whatever the size of the workpiece – all thanks to computer-aided image processing technology that tracks where the tool is on the workpiece and an automatic position correction system that adapts the cutting bit’s position to ensure it faithfully follows a digital design. Users’ lives are made a whole lot easier this way, as they merely need to guide the device, while “Origin” positions itself fully automatically to perform high-precision milling.
The Shaper team will remain headquartered in San Francisco, where the company plans to continue developing entirely new categories of tools that merge human intuition with robotic precision. “We couldn’t be more proud and excited to tap into the incredible wealth of knowledge and resources that TTS is able to provide, which will allow us to accelerate our plans for bringing Origin and other exciting Shaper products to a global stage. To all of our earliest customers and fans who have been cheering us on since the beginning. You continue to inspire us to build the best tools in the world.”