Research and Development

Research and Development

Arbortech’s Research and Development team is constantly trying to ‘lift our game’ when it comes to creating truly unique products that aren’t available in the market.

I want the
Arbortech brand
to be synonymous
with quality.

Ben Inkster

Head of Research and Development.

We want to make products that you’ve never seen before, that you intuitively know how to use and that will last forever.

Ultimately it all comes back to quality, continually improving and trying to think outside the box. We’ve created technology to solve a problem or improve performance, and we can now draw upon that knowledge to develop solutions for entirely new problems. The opportunities are endless and frankly, we’re obsessed.

While we are constantly finding ways to do things better and smarter, we are genuinely uncomfortable if we don’t believe what we’re doing is honest or original. Everyone gets inspiration from somewhere, but it’s a fine line between inspiration and imitation.

Pretty much every product that we’ve ever designed has been copied somewhere in the world. While imitation can be flattering, we know how obsessed we are about the safety elements in the design and it's a real concern as to whether those standards are being adhered to on a product that is inspired by our designs.

Arbortech More Than Woodworking

Beyond Woodworking

Arbortech tools stand out above the rest in the freehand shaping and power carving market. Rumour has it that we invented ‘power carving’ and coined the term. We’re going with it.

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Arbortech Ball Gouge Design

If at first you don’t succeed…

Did you know the Wright brothers designed more than 200 different wings and airfold models for their gliders before they developed their flying machine? Or that it took James Dyson five years and 5127 prototypes before he created the DC01, the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner?

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Arbortech Investing in Technology

Investing in Technology

Not that we’re control freaks or anything, but when we pour so much of ourselves into the products we make, we want to make sure they’re made right. So we’re backing ourselves, and heavily investing in manufacturing technologies so we can maintain that quality control and keep the manufacturing process in Australia wherever we can.

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Arbortech registered tool design

Imitation is the best form of flattery

Since Arbortech makes original designs, imitation is an inevitable part of our success and Arbortech technology has been copied all over the world. Every product we have ever made has been copied somewhere in the world.

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