3D Printer Accessories – Buyer’s Guide (2020)

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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 DCLA-0805 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-8 Inch/200 mm Stainless Steel Body Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Measuring Tool
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder Mount Rack for PLA, ABS, Wood, TPU, Nylon, Flexible Materials
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula Palette Knife Oil Paint Metal Knives Wood Handle (Red 5 Piece)
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
ScotchBlue Original Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape,  1.88 inch x 60 yard, 1 Roll - 2090-48E
VINCA DCLA-0805 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-8 Inch/200 mm Stainless Steel Body Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Measuring Tool
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder Mount Rack for PLA, ABS, Wood, TPU, Nylon, Flexible Materials
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula Palette Knife Oil Paint Metal Knives Wood Handle (Red 5 Piece)
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
ScotchBlue Original Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape,  1.88 inch x 60 yard, 1 Roll - 2090-48E
1,693 Reviews
57 Reviews
276 Reviews
99 Reviews
959 Reviews
$28.77
$10.99
$6.89
$19.27
$6.29
VINCA DCLA-0805 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-8 Inch/200 mm Stainless Steel Body Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Measuring Tool
VINCA DCLA-0805 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-8 Inch/200 mm Stainless Steel Body Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Measuring Tool
1,693 Reviews
$28.77
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder Mount Rack for PLA, ABS, Wood, TPU, Nylon, Flexible Materials
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder Mount Rack for PLA, ABS, Wood, TPU, Nylon, Flexible Materials
57 Reviews
$10.99
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula Palette Knife Oil Paint Metal Knives Wood Handle (Red 5 Piece)
CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula Palette Knife Oil Paint Metal Knives Wood Handle (Red 5 Piece)
276 Reviews
$6.89
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 6.5" x 6.5" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
99 Reviews
$19.27
ScotchBlue Original Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape,  1.88 inch x 60 yard, 1 Roll - 2090-48E
ScotchBlue Original Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape,  1.88 inch x 60 yard, 1 Roll - 2090-48E
959 Reviews
$6.29

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 Thick 3D Printer Build Surface with 3M 468MP Adhesive, Made in The USA
Best Price
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and Printing, 6.25 x 6.25 inches, 10 Sheets per Pack
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with Release Liner (10 Pack)
Best Performance
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG TPE and TPU, 2 oz.
Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm Thick 3D Printer Build Surface with 3M 468MP Adhesive, Made in The USA
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and Printing, 6.25 x 6.25 inches, 10 Sheets per Pack
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with Release Liner (10 Pack)
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG TPE and TPU, 2 oz.
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
$19.12
$27.75
Price not available
Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm Thick 3D Printer Build Surface with 3M 468MP Adhesive, Made in The USA
Gizmo Dorks PEI Sheet 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm) 1mm Thick 3D Printer Build Surface with 3M 468MP Adhesive, Made in The USA
Includes: 1x PEI Sheet, 1x 3M 468MP Transfer Tape Sheet, 5x 1" Strips 3M 468MP Transfer Tape
$19.95
Best Price
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and Printing, 6.25 x 6.25 inches, 10 Sheets per Pack
Gizmo Dorks Polyester Film PET Tape for 3D Printers and Printing, 6.25 x 6.25 inches, 10 Sheets per Pack
10 sheets per pack
$13.99
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with Release Liner (10 Pack)
3DMakerWorld 0.06mm (2.4mil) 8''x8'' Kapton Tape with Release Liner (10 Pack)
10 sheets per pack
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$19.12
Best Performance
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
BuildTak 3D Printing Build Surface, 8" x 8" Square, Black (Pack of 3)
3 sheets per pack
$27.75
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG TPE and TPU, 2 oz.
Airwolf 3D A09800 3D Printer Bed Adhesive for ABS PETG TPE and TPU, 2 oz.
4 fl. oz. bottle with foam applicator, Low odor, Each bottle yields over 200 uses
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Price not available

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 - 6 inch Stainless Steel Electronic Vernier Calipers, IP54 Waterproof Accurate Gauge with LCD Screen Inch Fractions Millimeter Conversion by TENGYES
Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper Stainless Steel Body with Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion
VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Red/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool
Best Price
YKS 6 Inch Carbon Fiber Composite Vernier Digital Caliper Ruler With Big Screen
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - 6 inch Stainless Steel Electronic Vernier Calipers, IP54 Waterproof Accurate Gauge with LCD Screen Inch Fractions Millimeter Conversion by TENGYES
Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper Stainless Steel Body with Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion
VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Red/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool
YKS 6 Inch Carbon Fiber Composite Vernier Digital Caliper Ruler With Big Screen
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$33.74
$22.43
$18.33
$13.99
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - 6 inch Stainless Steel Electronic Vernier Calipers, IP54 Waterproof Accurate Gauge with LCD Screen Inch Fractions Millimeter Conversion by TENGYES
Digital Caliper Micrometer Measuring Tool - 6 inch Stainless Steel Electronic Vernier Calipers, IP54 Waterproof Accurate Gauge with LCD Screen Inch Fractions Millimeter Conversion by TENGYES
$33.74
Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper Stainless Steel Body with Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion
Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper Stainless Steel Body with Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion
$22.43
VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Red/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool
VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Red/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool
$18.33
Best Price
YKS 6 Inch Carbon Fiber Composite Vernier Digital Caliper Ruler With Big Screen
YKS 6 Inch Carbon Fiber Composite Vernier Digital Caliper Ruler With Big Screen
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$13.99

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 Tools with Sturdy Comfort Grips, Sharp and Hardened Blades for Easy Separation of Prints, Knife and Spatula Set of 2 - Enhanced Version
3D Print Removal Tool
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced Version Set of 2
Best Value
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 2
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer Tools with Sturdy Comfort Grips, Sharp and Hardened Blades for Easy Separation of Prints, Knife and Spatula Set of 2 - Enhanced Version
3D Print Removal Tool
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced Version Set of 2
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 2
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
204 Reviews
764 Reviews
95 Reviews
14 Reviews
97 Reviews
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$12.95
Price not available
$8.88
$17.99
$7.95
Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer Tools with Sturdy Comfort Grips, Sharp and Hardened Blades for Easy Separation of Prints, Knife and Spatula Set of 2 - Enhanced Version
Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit - Durable 3D Printer Tools with Sturdy Comfort Grips, Sharp and Hardened Blades for Easy Separation of Prints, Knife and Spatula Set of 2 - Enhanced Version
204 Reviews
$12.95
3D Print Removal Tool
3D Print Removal Tool
764 Reviews
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Price not available
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced Version Set of 2
Foreasy 3D Printer Tool 3D Print Removal Tool Enhanced Version Set of 2
95 Reviews
$8.88
Best Value
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 2
Dikale 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 2
14 Reviews
$17.99
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
Gizmo Dorks 3D Print Removal Tool, 5-inch Blade
97 Reviews
$7.95

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 FFAD7033R1, 70 Pint, White Dehumidifier,
New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier
hOmeLabs 4,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Extra Large Rooms and Basements - Efficiently Removes Moisture to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Allergens
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact, Portable and Whisper Quiet for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage
Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, 70 Pint, White Dehumidifier,
New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier
hOmeLabs 4,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Extra Large Rooms and Basements - Efficiently Removes Moisture to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Allergens
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact, Portable and Whisper Quiet for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage
Large
Small
Large
Small
4000 sq. ft.
150 sq. ft.
4000 sq. ft.
150 sq. ft.
7,708 Reviews
3,840 Reviews
4,698 Reviews
3,890 Reviews
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$289.00
$14.97
$209.99
$44.99
Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, 70 Pint, White Dehumidifier,
Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, 70 Pint, White Dehumidifier,
Large
4000 sq. ft.
7,708 Reviews
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$289.00
New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier
New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier
Small
150 sq. ft.
3,840 Reviews
$14.97
hOmeLabs 4,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Extra Large Rooms and Basements - Efficiently Removes Moisture to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Allergens
hOmeLabs 4,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Extra Large Rooms and Basements - Efficiently Removes Moisture to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Allergens
Large
4000 sq. ft.
4,698 Reviews
-
$209.99
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact, Portable and Whisper Quiet for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact, Portable and Whisper Quiet for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage
Small
150 sq. ft.
3,890 Reviews
$44.99

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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