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15 must-have 3D printing accessories for use with resin printers

Resin printers are becoming cheaper and more accessible all the time, and the best 3D printers like the Anycubic Photon and the Elegoo Mars are driving the cost of resin printing down like never before. However, resin printing is a lot more complicated than FDM printing, so there are a lot of different accessories you might need. Some of them will be to make your life easier, some will be to make you safer, and all of them are helpful for you to start your journey. Here are 15 of the best accessories for your resin printer.

The best accessories for 3D resin printers

These things are important

I know I sound like a broken record telling you to be careful, but that's because it's essential. I love this hobby, and I want you to enjoy it too. To do that, though, we have to be careful and respect the tools. You shouldn't have to worry about chemical burns. Whilst there are less toxic resins available (even some that can be washed in a bucket of water) the fact of the matter is that in their uncured state, these photopolymer resins are more dangerous than the thermoplastic filaments used in FDM/FFF printing.

The nitrile gloves are an absolute must if you want to handle resin in its liquid form or just after it has been printed. From personal experience, you want to be wearing safety glasses as well. Nitrile has the benefit of being less irritating for skin, and unlike Latex and Vinyl, far fewer people have adverse effects of wearing these.

On a lighter note, the 3D printing community found this little pickle strainer for cleaning and sold them out in a single day! When we find something to make our lives easier, we jump on it, and we bought so many of them that when you add a resin printer to your Amazon cart, it suggests you buy this as well. Brilliant.