3D Printer Accessories: Buyer’s Guide

There are a ton of 3D printer accessories you can buy to make 3D printing a lot easier (or at least less frustrating).

Some of these accessories are more or less useful, and some of them are true time savers. Here are some of the best filament accessories you can pick up to save time and make life easier right away.

VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0805 0-8 Inch/200mm,...
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder...
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula...
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square,...
ScotchBlue Original Painter's Tape, 1.88 In. x 60 Yd, 1...
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0805 0-8 Inch/200mm,...
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder...
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula...
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square,...
ScotchBlue Original Painter's Tape, 1.88 In. x 60 Yd, 1...
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$29.91
$11.69
$7.59
$22.97
$7.38
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0805 0-8 Inch/200mm,...
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0805 0-8 Inch/200mm,...
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$29.91
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder...
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder...
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$11.69
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula...
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula...
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$7.59
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square,...
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square,...
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$22.97
ScotchBlue Original Painter's Tape, 1.88 In. x 60 Yd, 1...
ScotchBlue Original Painter's Tape, 1.88 In. x 60 Yd, 1...
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$7.38

Bed adhesion materials

During the setup process, while you are calibrating your printer and leveling your bed, you may need to apply something to your printer bed to help the prints stick. There are dozens of different bed adhesion materials and surfaces you can print on.

Not all adhesion materials are equal, so it’s important to try a few to find out what works for you. For full reviews of bed adhesion materials, check out our guide to the best bed adhesion materials where we go through each the best options available.

Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm...
Best Price
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and...
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with...
Best Performance
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square,...
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG...
Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm...
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and...
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with...
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square,...
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG...
Includes: 1x PEI Sheet, 1x 3M 468MP Transfer Tape Sheet, 5x 1" Strips 3M 468MP Transfer Tape
10 sheets per pack
10 sheets per pack
3 sheets per pack
4 fl. oz. bottle with foam applicator, Low odor, Each bottle yields over 200 uses
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$19.95
$13.99
$13.24
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Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm...
Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm...
Includes: 1x PEI Sheet, 1x 3M 468MP Transfer Tape Sheet, 5x 1" Strips 3M 468MP Transfer Tape
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$19.95
Best Price
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and...
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and...
10 sheets per pack
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$13.99
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with...
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with...
10 sheets per pack
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$13.24
Best Performance
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square,...
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square,...
3 sheets per pack
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Price not available
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG...
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG...
4 fl. oz. bottle with foam applicator, Low odor, Each bottle yields over 200 uses
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Calipers for measuring filament diameter

You may not have heard of them before, but calipers are very useful tools for making sure that the filament you buy is the right diameter. They can help you avoid jams and clogs.

Here are a few good options, but if you want more information on great calipers, check out our guide to the best calipers here.

Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - Stainless...
Best Overall
NEIKO 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper | 0-6 Inches |...
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0605 0-6 Inch/150mm,...
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - Stainless...
NEIKO 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper | 0-6 Inches |...
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0605 0-6 Inch/150mm,...
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$24.79
$18.62
$19.55
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - Stainless...
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - Stainless...
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$24.79
Best Overall
NEIKO 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper | 0-6 Inches |...
NEIKO 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper | 0-6 Inches |...
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$18.62
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0605 0-6 Inch/150mm,...
VINCA Digital Caliper, DCLA-0605 0-6 Inch/150mm,...
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$19.55

Print Removal Tools

Print removal tools are a must-have for some prints, especially when printing with ABS or a very strong bed adhesion material. Not all print removal tools are the same though.

Check out our reviews of the best print removal tools available right now.

Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer...
3D Print Removal Tool
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced...
Best Value
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden...
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer...
3D Print Removal Tool
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced...
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden...
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
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Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer...
Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer...
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3D Print Removal Tool
3D Print Removal Tool
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Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced...
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced...
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$13.99
Best Value
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden...
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden...
66 Reviews
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Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
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Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers are important for keeping humidity levels low in the area where you are storing 3D printer filament.

A great dehumidifier will add a lot of longevity to your filament when you store it long term. It’s super useful if you are not printing very often or collecting different colors and types of filament.

Check out our guide for the best garage dehumidifiers available here.

Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White
Eva-dry E-333 Mini Dehumidifier, Pack of 1, White Sand
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal...
Pro Breeze Dehumidifiers for Home,215sqft Small...
Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White
Eva-dry E-333 Mini Dehumidifier, Pack of 1, White Sand
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal...
Pro Breeze Dehumidifiers for Home,215sqft Small...
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4000 sq. ft.
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31,884 Reviews
52,134 Reviews
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$14.97
$259.99
$44.86
Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White
Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White
Large
4000 sq. ft.
8,195 Reviews
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Price not available
Eva-dry E-333 Mini Dehumidifier, Pack of 1, White Sand
Eva-dry E-333 Mini Dehumidifier, Pack of 1, White Sand
Small
150 sq. ft.
31,884 Reviews
$14.97
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal...
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal...
Large
4000 sq. ft.
52,134 Reviews
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$259.99
Pro Breeze Dehumidifiers for Home,215sqft Small...
Pro Breeze Dehumidifiers for Home,215sqft Small...
Small
150 sq. ft.
49,179 Reviews
$44.86

Final Thoughts On 3D Printer Accessories

There are many different 3D printer accessories that will help your printing experience go smoothly.

Other than those listed above, most accessories are not strictly necessary for printing, but they are nice to have. They can save you a ton of time and prevent a lot of frustration by making life easier.

Leave a comment with your favorite accessories. Let us know if you have any questions about the accessories above.

Happy printing!

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