Shaper Tools Humboldt Update
May 20th, 2020

May 2020 Software Update

This update, which we’re calling Humboldt, is designed to get your Origin ready to take full advantage of Shaper Workstation, as Workstation pre-orders will begin shipping in the next couple weeks.

Shaper Tools Golden Gate Update
September 25th, 2019

September 2019 Software Update

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of the newest update to Shaper Origin’s software, called Golden Gate.

Shaper Tools Fillmore Update
April 11th, 2019

April 2019 Software Update

Fillmore continues to build on our commitment to stability with a variety of fixes that make Origin even more reliable, more responsive, and better at dealing with complex files and workspaces.

Shaper & Tooltechnic Systems
January 4th, 2019

January 2019 Shaper & Tooltechnic Systems

Happy New Year, everyone! We have some big news to start the year off with a bang... Shaper Tools has been acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems.

December Software Update
December 6th, 2018

December 2018 Software Update

This update, which we’re calling Emeryville, is focused on improvements to Origin’s underlying software architecture in addition to a wide variety of smaller performance boosts.

October Software Update
October 1st, 2018

October 2018 Software Update

This release, which we are calling Dolores, is designed in response to the growing abilities and ambitions of our user community.

Cleat of the week bit holder
June 28th, 2018

June 2018 Mini Release

We’ve all been there: 90% done with your project and all of a sudden you get hit by that red tape health meter. You haven’t changed anything about your workspace but you cut through most of the tape that made up your initial scan. What to do?

Cleat of the week bit holder
May 1st, 2018

May 2018 Origin Software Update

Today, our second major software update will arrive on wifi-connected Origins. Throughout the design and execution of this software update, we’ve focused on increasing the stability and reliability of the software.

April 2018 Origin on the job site
April 11th, 2018

Shaper on the job site: Large Scale Flooring

Mark Scheller is well-known as an industry leader in custom hardwood floors. In his 27 years of experience, he has won eight Wood Floor of the Year awards, constantly expanding the bounds of what is possible in the worlds of hardwood flooring design and technique.

January 2018 Software Update
Feb 6th, 2018

What YOU have been making... plus new SHaperHub designs

It has been a little over three months since Origin first began arriving in shops and garages around the country and we are beyond impressed with what you have been making so far.

January 2018 Software Update
Jan 29th, 2018

January 2018 Origin Software Update

Today we’re happy to announce our first major software update since Origin’s launch in October. The Berryessa update was developed with our early users in mind.

January 2018 Production & Shipping Update
Jan 24th, 2018

January 2018 Production & Shipping Update

Great news, everyone. I’m happy to report that the production and timeline indicated in my earlier update still stands.

December 2017 Production & Shipping Update
Dec 4th, 2017

December 2017 Production & Shipping Update

Since October, we have been producing Origin on a daily basis with our manufacturing partner, and at an increasing weekly production rate.

Good things come to those who wait
October 27th, 2017

Three New Resources

Today, the first Origins off the assembly line will have begun arriving in shops, garages and studios across the country.

Good things come to those who wait
October 20th, 2017

Good things come to those who wait

A little over a year ago, we began accepting pre-orders for Shaper Origin. We’ve spent that year designing, building, and playing with Origin.

CNC, to go
September 7th, 2017

CNC, to go

Since the minute we started pre-selling Origin, we’ve had loads of people ask about storage and transportation options for Origin.

July 25th, 2017


We’ve been dying to share this update with you. Since we opened our site for Origin pre-orders, we’ve received so many questions about the router spindle itself.

Slawek Krauze using Shaper Origin
June 8th, 2017

EVT and the path to production

These past several months have been all about execution. The team has been heads-down and focused on bringing Origin hardware and software to a state of production readiness.

Slawek Krauze using Shaper Origin
April 19th, 2017

Shaper Origin and The Progressive Woodworker

We recently spent some time with Slawek Krauze, a professional woodworker based in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Slawek began his international woodworking career with a diploma in metalwork in Poland.

Dust Tester
March 9th, 2017

Testing, Testing!

The team has been charging full steam ahead toward our Engineering Validation Test (EVT) build. We thought this would be a great opportunity to provide a peek behind the curtain.

Bocci Plugs
January 31st, 2017

Simon Lamason

Simon Lamason is an interior designer and furniture maker, with an delicate eye for form and function. Bocci accessories are beautifully stylish but require a great amount of precision to install. Simon used Shaper Origin onsite to delicately install Bocci electrical switch covers in aluminium MDF laminate.

January 2017 Update
January 17th, 2017

January 2017 Update

My name is Ilan, and I am one of Shaper's co-founders and a mechanical design engineer. For this month’s update, I’d like to walk you through how we developed and built an easily overlooked, but important, mechanical element: the Z Axis.

October 2016 Update
November 23rd, 2016

November 2016 Update

Hey Shapers! We appreciate all the positive feedback we received from our last monthly update. Since some of you asked questions regarding our design process, we decided that Industrial Design would be the focus of our November update.

October 2016 Update
October 19th, 2016

October 2016 Update

We want to keep you informed as we get ready to deliver Shaper Origin to you next year. Read our latest update to hear about our supply chain development, dust extraction improvements, FCC testing, and more!

Paul Long
October 18th, 2016

Hannah Quinn, Shaper in Residence

Hannah Quinn, our latest Shaper in residence talks about her experience using Shaper Origin. Hannah has provided crucial feedback to us along the way through Origin’s development, you can even see her and her work in our launch video.

Paul Long
September 29th, 2016

Get to know Paul Long, Shaper in Residence

We fell in love with Paul Long’s magical machines and his free spirit. Paul strives to inspire people to create things for themselves by using found objects and cardboard to create interactive and kinetic sculptures.

Maya Kremien
August 12th, 2016

Introducing Shaper in Residence, Maya Kremien

In July, we launched Shaper in Residence, a month-long program that provides people of varied backgrounds and interests access to Shaper Origin, our workshop and team, and a modest stipend (including materials).

Origin of Shaper
August 11th, 2016

The Origin of Shaper

When Alec Rivers inherited his grandfather’s old hand tools, he began building something far bigger than he ever imagined.

It's All About That Tape
April 19th, 2016

It's All About That Tape

ShaperTape makes Shaper Origin's computer vision system possible. We've built custom tools for stress-testing our tape and ensuring it meets our quality standards.

The Shaper Basket
February 26th, 2016

All Our Eggs in One Basket

The "Shaper Basket" is our homegrown approach to effectively tracking and evaluating our beta testing data.