TTS Acquires Shaper Tools, Inc.
The company Shaper Tools, based in San Francisco (California), develops a mobile, intuitively operable CNC device under the name "Origin". Origin enables the user to perform complex milling tasks easily, quickly and without templates, regardless of the size of the workpiece. At the heart of this innovative product is computer vision technology that tracks the tool’s position on the workpiece, and an automatic position-correction system that adjusts the position of the cutting bit to precisely follow a digital design. It's an enormous facilitation for the user, who only needs to guide the machine while Origin automatically positions itself for precise milling.
Festool Announces Partnership with This Old HouseFestool just announced its new media and content partnership with This Old House (TOH), America’s No. 1 multimedia home-enthusiast brand. The partnership will include PBS television underwriting spots, video content creation and distribution, events, category exclusivity on the New Yankee Workshop channel, and participation by the leading This Old House talent.
Festool Announces U.S. Manufacturing OperationsFestool announced today that it has started producing its FS Guide Rails, an integral system component and accessory of many of its power tools, at the company’s North American headquarters in Lebanon, IN. The company states that there are plans to expand its newly launched production line to include additional products in the future.
Festool launches new fast-charge battery system.Batteries for the toughest demands. Reduce downtime waiting for battery charging with the Airstream charging system with rapid battery cooling and charging. The new Airstream charging system – a combination of the Airstream SCA 8 rapid charger and the Airstream battery pack – reduces the cooling time of the battery and thus the entire charging process by up to 60 percent.
Introducing Festool's first-ever jobsite radioFill the shop or jobsite with unbelievably big sound from the tiny 6” Jobsite Radio that weighs less than 2 lbs. (0.7 kg). The feature-rich compact SYSROCK provides FM Radio reception, Bluetooth streaming capability, hands-free calling, aux-in, and much more. Listen to your tunes on your terms with either corded or cordless functionality.
Festool extends its DOMINO systemStable frame, racking and surface joints produced flexibly and quickly – Festool has proudly achieved this with its tried-and-tested DOMINO system.
What do you do if the bonded bed does not fit through the door? It's no problem, because from now on, "detachable" is the name of the game.
In its May edition, the BM trade magazine reported on Festool's detachable corner and surface joints.
Festool launches latest addition to family of sanding productsBatteries for the toughest demands. Reduce downtime waiting for battery charging with the Airstream charging system with rapid battery cooling and charging. The new Airstream charging system – a combination of the Airstream SCA 8 rapid charger and the Airstream battery pack – reduces the cooling time of the battery and thus the entire charging process by up to 60 percent. This means that battery packs are ready to use again more quickly and you can continue working without interruptions. For professionals, this means unnecessary and expensive downtimes. The new Airstream Li-ion batteries
fitall our current 18 V products.
Graffiti art with the RotexGraffiti is no longer just confined to spray painting. Philipp Schwingeler produces graffiti out of wood, turning it into impressive sculptures.
Sanding is a crucial part of his artistic creative process, because even with graffiti, it is important to be able to reach those difficult places.
Philipp Schwingeler's art therefore makes him the perfect candidate to test the Rotex. In his "From birch to an E" project, the Rotex was able to show what it's really capable of.
Interview with Barbara Austel and Dr. Christian RolfsIn an exclusive interview with "möbelfertigung Handwerk-Spezial", Barbara Austel and Dr. Christian Rolfs explain the strategies that make Festool successful, what it is investing in over the next few years, the limits of rechargeable battery technology and how digitisation is changing business.
In this edition, find out more about the 90-year success story of Festool from Barbara Austel, Member of the Supervisory Board and granddaughter of Festo founder Gottlieb Stoll, and Dr. Christian Rolfs, Chairman of the Board of TTS AG.