3Dsimo is an impressive brand that, since it’s founding in 2013, has been at the forefront of 3D Pen development. However, David Paskevic, the brains behind the brand, understands that just 3D drawing is not enough for curious and inventive Makers, which is why 3Dsimo offers not just one, but four different models, each with a unique focus to cater to the many unique types of Makers throughout the world.
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.
As a relatively unknown yet up-and-coming brand in the world of 3D Printing, BigTreeTech has hit the ground running by taking their time to carefully observe (and actually use) all of the good, bad and downright silly parts and ideas in 3D Printing, and turning that experience into foundational knowledge for how their custom boards, components and now entire 3D Printers should be made.
This slow but powerful approach has garnered them one of the most impressive category line-ups to date, with truly unique high-class boards, displays, drivers, motors and more – but all at a realistic price that they, as Makers themselves, would be happy with.
Bondtech, creators of the world-famous Bondtech BMG Dual-Drive-Gear Extruders, have fortified themselves as leaders in extruder design, offering numerous designs for almost every hobbyist 3D Printer around, all built to an extremely high quality standard. From Extruder Assemblies to Extruder Upgrade Kits, Bondtech is ready to help you Level Up your 3D Printing Experience!
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.
Haitronic is an awesome brand that, like us, focuses on accessibility and availability – all while hitting an enticing price point for hobbyist budgets. This makes them one of our favourite brands, as we always know that the gods we get from Haitronic are going to be both good quality as well as very affordable compared to a large majority of other hobbyist-centric suppliers. From LED’s and OLED Displays all the way through to Workshop Tools and IC Programmers, Haitronic is dedicated to making Open-Source development not only accessible, but also affordable and convenient too!
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.
Guangzhou e-Design Intelligent Technology Co, better known as Miniware, is one of our favourite brands here at DIYElectronics. From as early as 2000, Miniware have been dedicated to crafting and supplying handheld and portable workshop tools like soldering irons, oscilloscopes, power supplies and more – all ready to be taken out into the world for testing, troubleshooting, repairing and prototyping exciting electronics projects.
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.
Pi Supply is a brand that has humble roots in building custom audio systems for customers’ vehicles, and over time, has grown to become a truly awesome brand, producing their own lines of Raspberry Pi products and adding to the ever-growing catalogue of fantastic toys, tools and addons that you can get for Raspberry Pi Boards! From their very own JustBoom Audio HATs and PiJuice HATs to other awesome modules and expansions, Pi Supply have proven to be valuable contributors to the ever-growing Raspberry Pi Global Movement.
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.