When it comes to bed levelling in 3D Printing, there are few brands who are better known than ANTCLABS – the makers of the world-famous BLTouch Bed Levelling Sensor. This has, as you probably know, has rapidly gained popularity due to the ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness when compared to other bed levelling sensors, with many major brands like TEVO now equipping BLTouch sensors as stock units on their top machines.
Anycubic are a brand dedicated to manufacturing, researching, developing and refining 3D printing technologies and consumables, and have been slowly garnering a strong community of users, ambassadors and evangelists over the years. They continuously bring out new models with various improvements that aim to enhance printing quality, speed, and convenience - with the end user as their top priority through each design.
Anycubic are best-known for their Anycubic i3 Mega, Kossel Delta and Anycubic Photon printers, as well as the UltraBase, which is a modern design that utilises air pressure at different temperatures for effective print adhesion and removal.
Arduino is a widely popular open source hardware and software company, user community, and ongoing project that was founded to build, refine and mass produce highly functional low-cost microcontroller boards. They have changed the world by making electronics prototyping more accessible than ever before, allowing people like you, me and anyone else to enjoy experimenting, learning, building and playing with electronics.
Capricorn is a brand that almost came out of the “blue”, bringing a distinctly coloured high-quality Bowden Tubing to a market that desperately needed some improvements. Since 2017, they have rapidly gathered a strong following due to the ultra-low friction, high durability and impressive tolerances of their “CapTubes”, and they’ve even brought out both a TL and an XS series in order to cater to the very defined and precise needs of 3D Makers in the industry.
Creality 3D is an up-and-coming leader in 3D printing that has taken the world by storm, offering top quality printers, consumables and accessories at competitively low prices. While they haven’t yet pushed the boundaries or brought new innovations to the industry, their focus is on taking the same reliable technologies and perfecting them – resulting in amazing, cost-effective quality that no other manufacturers have been able to achieve with the same components.
DFRobot is a company that is best known for their sheer passion for open-source electronics manufacturing, development and evangelism. They are the masterminds behind the ever-popular LattePanda series of development boards, and are constantly pushing the boundaries of communications, robotics and IoT. This has secured them a leading role in hobbyist electronics world-wide, offering top quality products at impressively low prices.
Espressif Systems is a Shanghai-based fabless semiconductor company dedicated to utilising modern technology to create a world with less waste and pollution. By focusing on and leveraging wireless technologies, Espressif strive to design products that are more intelligent, adaptable, versatile and eco-efficient for the modern world.
eSUN is one of the leading international 3D Printer Filament manufacturers, with one of the widest ranges of filaments available – Including ABS, PLA, PVA, PC, HIPS, PA, as well as an array of exotic filaments imbued with woods, metals and other non-plastic materials for unique effects.
FlashForge is a reputable company that was founded in 2011 with the core vision of “Create a Joyful 3D Life with You”, and this simple but effective vision has led them to become one of the most renowned 3D Printer designers and manufacturers in the world. One of our favourite aspects about FlashForge is that they themselves are end-users and 3D Makers, so they understand how important high-end components are, while also understanding the importance of an affordable price despite the incredible quality that their 3D Printers offer.
Shenzen Hello 3D Technology, known as “Hello 3D” for short, is an awesome brand that’s been around for many years, but has never received much attention despite some truly amazing achievements. As creators of the world’s first Frosted Bronze, HPLA, Silky and Conductive Filaments, we love how Hello 3D continuously push the industry forward, setting new benchmarks and forcing other brands to try to keep up!
iTEAD Studios is a software and hardware development company with the aim to enhance the world through advanced technology. They are constantly pushing the capabilities of current tech’ to meet the ever-increasing demands of modern consumers, and not only continuously bring out world-class products like their SONOFF range, but also provide a mutually beneficial means for anyone to get involved and build their own world-class products from just an idea.
Micro Swiss are a team of three brothers from various manufacturing and engineering professions, who began by sharing a common passion for the emerging technology of 3D Printing before deciding to join together to bring their own unique flavour into the industry - propelling them forwards into a position where they are not only refining designs, but are now developing their own parts and upgrades for a wide range of different 3D Printer brands and machines.
Within the world of SLA and DLP Printing, there are few brands who can truly stand out from the crowd with quality 3D Resins, and amongst these brands, the choice of colours, polymers and other unique characteristics are extremely limited. That was true, at least until we found Monocure, who are arguably the most impressive 3D Resin brand in the world.
When it comes to filaments and major R&D leaders in the world, there are few Makers who don’t know the name NinjaTek. This is because, over the past few years, NinjaTek ‘s dedication, passion has proven time and time again that they are not only capable of producing pristine quality filament, but also a wide range of different polymers with very unique properties.
Particle is a modern-age company focused on bringing the Internet of Things into the homes, offices and public spaces of businesses, consumers, and anyone else who can benefit from them. From hardware to software and cloud capabilities to connect them all together, Particle offers secure, simple to use, scalable solutions that can allow almost anything to connect to the internet and adapt to the modern world in a variety of unique ways.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity that was founded in 2009 to promote the study, development and education of basic computer science in schools. Now they are one of the largest single-board computer manufacturers in the world, with a range of Raspberry Pi models and accessories that are surprisingly powerful, versatile and easy to learn and work with.
Seeed Studio was founded in as early as 2008 with the belief that “Electronics Can Be Art”, and since then has dramatically grown in popularity and market share due to the awesome quality, low price and full support of each and every product they stock. And in a very similar way to how we do it, they only ever stock goodies that they use themselves, meaning that they can support each item with first-hand knowledge and experience, giving them a true upper hand over the plethora of competitors that also sell low-cost electronics modules and components.
TEVO is a reputable brand that is focused on manufacturing 3D Printers for home use, with excellent quality models at competitively affordable prices. The TEVO Tarantula, their leading product, is one of the most popular desktop 3D printers in the world, with numerous official and unofficial upgrades that ensure owners of TEVO 3D Printers never get run out of ways to upgrade and enhance their 3D printing experience.
Thought3D is a very unique brand in the world of 3D Printing, as they are one of the only brands that are better known by their product rather than by their own company name. And while many people may not know precisely who they are, almost everyone has heard of their world-famous product – Magigoo: The All-In-One Bed Adhesion Glue Stick.
This single product has garnered so much attention that’s often regarded as one of the easiest and most affordable upgrades you have for a printer, with the added benefit that it can be used on multiple different 3D Printers simultaneously – offering excellent first-layer adhesion that can help you get the print quality you deserve.
In an industry that’s filled with all kinds of clones, copy-cat designs and cheap alternatives nearly everywhere you look, it’s often difficult to identify genuine value amidst the crazy clutter. This is why it’s so refreshing to find a brand like Trianglelab, who understands that they are producing clones of well-known brands, but who are dedicated to producing the best possible clones they can, with high quality materials and a strong focus on understanding the actual functionality of the each design – sometimes even leading to design upgrades and further iterations that help push the industry forward.
Wanhao is one of the leading international manufacturers of 3D Printers. Founded in 2011, Wanhao were quick to move into the international realm after garnering around 6 months of experience making and selling 3D Printers to the Chinese public. In 2012, they began supplying their printers internationally, while offering effective after-sales service and spare parts for all of their different parts and components, including the motherboards and control interfaces.
Waveshare is a manufacturer and supplier of premium electronics, who specialise in modules, components and development platforms, as well as various accessories and additions for Raspberry Pi.
What we love most about Waveshare is that they understand the western market, but bring the power of Eastern inexpensive manufacturing techniques to the table. This allows them to build kits and products that are meet the ever-improving quality standards of modern consumers, while still ensuring incredible affordability for each and every product and kit they supply.