3D Print Cable Management: 20 Effective Ways to Solve a Problem

3D Print Cable Management: 20 Effective Ways to Solve a Problem

3D printing technology has been a key component in the fight for organization; allowing you greater control over sizes and shapes to fit the exact needs of your particular setup. Whether it be for your home office, workspace, or gaming setup, there’s an abundance of easily customizable 3D-printed models available that can help keep things organized. Through these innovative designs, you’ll no longer have to endure the constantly tangled wires, loose cables, and general disorganization that can make having an electronic setup such a headache. 

We’ve rounded up our favourite 3D printed models for cable management — enabling you to finally declutter your space with ease.

Staying organized isn’t always easy, but Craftcloud by All3DP can help you out. If you find an organizer that suits your needs but doesn’t have the setup to print it, Craftcloud is the answer. It offers a variety of materials and finishes so you can get a custom-made part that’s perfect for keeping your cords in order.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the list and see what it contains! 


To begin,  there are a few cable organizers that may be moved as needed.

Modular Chain

The classic cable chain provides a popular way to keep wires neatly under control in automation applications. This type of device is most often employed on CNC machines, 3D printers, and other types of machinery with moving parts. Installation on the axis is easy; simply thread the wires through, secure the end links, and you’re ready to go! 

If you need a chain of links with any length imaginable, then the model page is perfect for you! This unique design is extremely user-friendly, making it incredibly easy to build long chains by simply snapping together the 1, 3 and 9 link lengths. The suggested print settings of 0.2-mm layer height and 10% infill ensure a high-quality product too.

  • Who developed it? EnterpriseXDDesign
  • What is its popularity/printability? From the impressive download numbers, it’s clear that this item has caught the attention of a vast audience. It is incredible to see so much potential in an item and yet still no one has posted a make. 
  • Where can one find it? MyMiniFactory

Mouse Bungee

If you’re fed up with the mess of wires on your computer desk, the simple model mouse bungee is here to help. This useful device clips to the side of your desk and organizes messy cords of wired mice and keyboards, creating an unobtrusive and organized workspace. 

Its innovative design, which enables it to easily print in just two pieces without support, makes it easy to wrap up the excess length of your cables. Simply snap on the piece over the middle of your cable and twist it to wind it up; tugging when more length is needed and winding it all the way up when you want to store it away. 

  • Who developed it?  MarvinGbrt
  • What is its popularity/printability?  As seen with this particular model, it has been downloaded over 2,500 times and has been printed in PLA and PETG. 
  • Where can one find it? MyMiniFactory

Modular Joints

Following that,  3D printable modular joints are both a modern and efficient way to keep your cables organized and moving. Similar to a cable chain in the sense that it facilitates movement, these unique joints add an extra component, have circular space for wires, and can swivel along multiple axes – making them incredibly versatile while keeping your cables contained. Not only are they very durable, but they also allow the user to customize freely. 

The flexibility of the joint allows for movement in multiple directions, which makes it perfect for 3D printers and robots alike. In order to make sure that the connectors are strong enough for your needs, the designer recommends printing with a 100% infill density, though no other advice was provided by the Makers. 

  • Who developed it? sirmakesalot
  • What is its popularity/printability? With over 22,000 downloads and 5 recorded Makes and Remixes, this modular joint project is one of the most popular designs out there. Its versatility and utility have been raved about by hundreds of happy customers all around the world,
  • Where can one find it?  Thingiverse


3D printing technology has really pushed the boundaries when it comes to flexibility in materials and what can be created with them. From soft rubbery octopuses to cell phone cases, there are limitless things that can be done with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Perhaps one of the coolest innovations that use these materials is an incredible 3D-printed zip tie. This zip tie works just like one made out of plastic would, able to keep items securely fastened when pulled tight.

Used explicitly for bundling wires, these versatile items come in many shapes, sizes and colours that can be scaled to any diameter. The added benefit is not needing to purchase them in large quantities; instead, you are able to personally craft them to your own specifications with ease. 

  • Who developed it? MikeyWires
  • What is its popularity/printability?  This particular model with its three Makes and one Remix option makes it a highly sought-after 3D print with over 7,500 downloads since its inception.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


If you’re looking for flexibility and ease of use when it comes to organizing your wires, then this springy coil TPU model is the perfect option.

Designed in OnShape, this model was designed with convenience in mind and is more complex in design than some of the other options on the market. The designer recommends a 100% infill with no supports when printing, but one daring Maker was able to get away with only 10% infill and still achieve satisfactory results. 

  • Who developed it?  UXO
  • What is its popularity/printability? Around 2,000 people have downloaded it, and just one Make has been posted.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Now we’ve got the latest and greatest solutions to keep your cables neat and tidy. it can be overwhelming to try to keep them organized and out of sight. That’s why having clips that can securely fasten cables is an incredibly useful tool. Clips are perfect if you’re trying to hide wires behind furniture while still having easy access to them. 


The model in question is a fantastic choice for all types of 3D printing projects. Not only is it robust and capable of tolerating fine details, but its small size also makes it an excellent choice for those makers who are looking for a printer that will not take up a lot of space. 

Also, users who have tried this model have praised its results and commented on the amazing quality they have achieved. Due to its small size, it can be put in tight spaces or areas where a larger printer cannot fit; yet at the same time, it can still be visible enough to make an impression if you want to show off your work.

  • Who developed it? HMDesign
  • What is its popularity/printability? This amazing model has gained a lot of attention due to its five exclusive makes, each of which has its own unique personality and style. With over 8,000 downloads, its popularity keeps growing as more people learn about its impressive features. 
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Chompy gives your wires the cutest bite out of all the models on this list. Its jaws are just like the ones you find on an alligator or a crocodile, capable of clamping down securely on any wire you put in them. 

And with the eye hole already stamped into its head, you have two different ways to mount it: either screw through it or simply let it stand and store those pesky wires away neatly! Whichever way you choose is fast and convenient, so why not opt for Chompy – after all, what other model carries its own unique name?

  • Who developed it? CHRY3D
  • What is its popularity/printability? It is one of the most popular models going right now, giving it an edge over its competitors in terms of strength and durability.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse 


If you need a tool that offers more support and strength than an ordinary zip tie, then this ratchet clip is an optimal choice. It utilizes a ratchet mechanism which works by allowing the hinged pivot arm to lock into place with each consecutive peg. This design allows more force to be exerted when attempting to shape the wiring around your project without fear of the ties breaking like a typical zip tie might. The ratchet clip’s sturdiness provides added reliability and security to your project, ensuring that it will stay in place however you structure it.

The ratchet clip, invented by a crafty designer, is a multi-use tool that has been used in many projects. It seems to be made with great precision as it can be printed with high accuracy settings like a 0.2-mm layer height in PLA and PETG. Surprisingly enough, the designer mentioned that no supports were necessary when printing this model – testing the resilience of the filaments. Innovative makers from all over the community have attempted and been successful in printing this model.

  • Who developed it? fns720
  • What is its popularity/printability? This ratchet clip design has truly taken off in the 3D printing community! It already has 94 Community Prints, 3 Remixes, and over 60,000 views. 
  • Where can one find it? PrusaPrinters


Cable organization can be a challenge, especially when conventional zip-ties and other one-time-use materials are involved. The design of this hinge clip, however, stands out from the rest. With an integrated hinge feature, wires can be easily added or removed without needing to cut and replace ties or clips each time. Plus, with two spaces for wires, you can further organize your cables by separating them, ultimately preventing future tangles.

The designer of this hinge clip cable organizer put a great deal of thought into the printing process in order to maximize the outcome. Using a 0.3-mm layer height and 20% infill density gives the print-in-place design an impressive level of detail and clarity. Furthermore, by choosing not to use supports or rafts when printing the model on its side, they were able to expedite the duration and reduce filament waste, resulting in a cost-efficient final product.

  • Who developed it? Plunderknabe
  • What is its popularity/printability? Not only have seven magnificent Makes been recorded with this clip, but also one astounding Remix. The downloads, totaling 1800 as of now, serve testament to its popularity and success globally.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


The cable organizer specifically tailored for ethernet cables is the perfect solution! With slots capable of managing up to 16 cables securely without any potential danger of slipping out or fraying, this design maximizes organization while keeping cables safely and snugly intact. Furthermore, you can also choose among a few variations depending on how many wires you plan to organize and how you want them contained: whether they can be unsecured or if they need to be held in place with a zip-tie or even a T-mount. 

The designer’s choice of configuration for the cable organizer was spot on – the combination of 3 shells, 50% infill density and a 0.2 mm layer height meant that it printed swiftly with no supports needed. Furthermore, using a raft instead of supports in PLA ensured that the part had good adhesion to the bed, preventing any warping or delamination. 

  • Who developed it? muzz64
  • What is its popularity/printability? This design has been proven successful by the 82 Makes under its belt, translating to well over 191,000 downloads – it’s clear that many people are already appreciating it. Why not take advantage of yourself? 
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


 A mountable cord organizer is a perfect product to help! Not only will this product give you control of your cords, organizing them and keeping them in check, but these organizers actually secure them in place so they won’t get tangled or move around. 

Zip-Tie Mount

If you need a way to organize your desk or hide pesky cords and wires, try out this zip-tie mount! It’s a nifty little tool that allows you to secure any set of wires with zip ties so they’re out of view or off the ground. The model was designed with two mounting screw holes that can hold up to an M6-sized screw, so securing it onto a wall or desk is simple and easy.  There’s a convenient semi-circular shape built into the model, allowing you to slide the zip-tie through its hole for an adjustable fit. 

The designer used a 0.15-mm layer height with a 0.4-mm diameter nozzle to print the model in PLA and it was completed in just under an hour. Even better, the total material required was 11 grams of filament, making it both speedy and cost-effective.

  • Who developed it?  Luki
  • What is its popularity/printability?  This particular zip-tie mount is a prime example of a successful invention, with over 800 downloads, 157 collections and 5,100 views 
  • Where can one find it? PrusaPrinters

Large Capacity

Having a lot of electronics can get cluttered quickly, with all the wires and cables tangled together. To help organize your workstation and provide easy cable management, this model offers a great solution. It conveniently screws onto the underside of a desk or table and could also be used on a wall nearby. 

No supports are required during the printing process and you should keep the orientation from the STL file for the best results. Multiple materials can be used to print this product with success; for instance, it has been printed perfectly using PETG filament.

  • Who developed it? nzalog
  • What is its popularity/printability? This model has received over 5,600 downloads and has 4 posted Makes.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Getting the wires into the clip or holder is a regular problem with various cable management clips. Unlike many other clips on the market that can be confusing or difficult to use, this model is designed with two easily activated spring-loaded pawls that make one simple movement to secure the wires in place.

With its easy printability, standard mounting, and options for multiple routes, it’s no wonder that it is becoming increasingly popular. A flexible or durable filament material is preferable for optimum results, but even the most basic filament will get the job done. Additionally, You don’t have to unplug your wires in order to install anything; simply add the clips and press the wires into place.

  • Who developed it? Prenta
  • What is its popularity/printability? This model is a superb management solution, with 5 Makes, 5 Remixes, and 5,000+ downloads.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


When clutter is an issue and multiple cables need to be kept organized, a notched rack such as this one is the perfect solution. This type of rack has many teeth for sliding the cables between and a plug at the end that helps hold them in place. Specifically, this rack can accommodate up to eight cables, ensuring your cords remain tidy and easy to access.

You’ll be amazed at how effortlessly you can print this great design. With just one piece and no support, it’s a breeze to bring your project to life. It’s especially easy to mount – you can either use the screw holes at the base of the print or attach it with an adhesive strip or tape. The designer has used a 10% infill rate, along with NinjaFlex filament, giving an extraordinary look and feel – although PLA would work just as well if that’s what you have on hand. Just make sure not to use ABS, which won’t bend as easily.

  • Who developed it? Lay3rWorks
  • What is its popularity/printability? What could be better than a design that has been downloaded almost 15,000 times? The 3 Remixes of this particular design speak to its versatility and  “Made” by 7 different people.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Cable management clips can be a total lifesaver when it comes to organizing your workspace. They come in four different sizes, so no matter how many cables and wires you need to organize or the size of them, you’ll find something perfect for organizing your desk! Even better, they are printed in one piece, so there is no need to worry about putting them together. And due to their small size, you can easily print multiple all at once if needed.

They not only clip but can also be screwed onto any suitable surface to secure them in place. 3D printing these clips without support material is a cinch, yet for maximum durability and flexibility, it is best to print with a durable or flexible filament like PLA+ or PETG. Simply attach them using screws on their bottom surface or with double-sided tape if you’re trying a different mounting solution.

  • Who developed it?  rssalerno
  • What is its popularity/printability?  With nearly 20,000 downloads it’s no wonder people can’t get enough! Not to mention six Maker versions and four Remixes, its versatility and ease of use means that almost anyone can join in the fun. 
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Finally, what seemed like an impossible task of sorting out and managing a tangled mess of cables can be easily remedied with these sleek and user-friendly standalone organization solutions. 


If you’re all too familiar with the frustration that comes with trying to find and store cables like USB, aux and more, you’ll be glad to know that the cable hive could be the perfect solution. Offering easy-to-print designs, this handy cable holder can perch on any desktop or tucked away in a cabinet, providing an organised space for these often mislaid items. The creator has recommended PLA printing with 0.3mm layer height and three bottom solid layers for best results, allowing for neatly stored and tangle-free cables 

  • Who developed it? Filar3D
  • What is its popularity/printability? Over 105,000 downloads and 99 Makes later, this model has been given its due recognition. With 20 Remixes of the original model too, it’s no wonder that it is so popular. 
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


Just throwing cords and wires into a drawer isn’t the best solution, since they tend to get hopelessly tangled together and then untangling them becomes an even bigger chore. Tying each cord into bundled groupings is wise, but it’s also very time-consuming; lacing up each one correctly requires patience and an eye for detail. 

The solution is easier than you think: An oval-shaped cable organizer band! Simply slide the band over your cables to keep them safe, and reuse them as much as you need. You can purchase these bands in many sizes, or even design them yourself for printing with PLA. The best part is that each band can be labelled so that there’s no confusion over which cord goes where.

  • Who developed it?  lemonstick
  • What is its popularity/printability? This amazing piece of technology has become a massive hit with just over 20,000 downloads and 23 posted Makes and one Remix. 
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse

Charger Holder

The search for the organization of your cords and cables has just become easier and more mobile. With this phone charger holder, you can easily secure a standard Apple USB wall adapter and the basic lightning charger cable at home or on the go! Now all you have to do is slide the USB adapter into the slots while wrapping up the cable around it, securing them in holes underneath. No need to worry about spending too much time trying to print something either, as this design is straightforward enough that all you will need to do is follow easy printing instructions.

  • Who developed it?  walterhsiao
  • What is its popularity/printability? This model has received 520 downloads and has received over 5,000 views.
  • Where can one find it? MyMiniFactory


This model proves just how practical and useful 3D printing can be, offering a creative take on the traditional cable spool that can be used for whatever you need it for. Besides managing wires and cables, this two-part spool can easily store holiday lights, string, rope and filament in a neat and simple way.  

The sleek spool was remixed from a small cable spool and assembled by the simple click of slidably keying the two halves together, with a secure seal maintained by a few drops of glue. 

  • Who developed it? BenWittbrodt
  • What is its popularity/printability? With 6,000+ downloads, an astounding 117 Remixes, and 8 uploaded Makes, this modifiable model is quite popular.
  • Where can one find it? Thingiverse


This unique octopus-themed model offers a fun way to keep your setup neat and organized. Not only does it have eight tentacles that you can use to hang cables from, but its lively design adds life to any workspace. The printing process is straightforward and doesn’t require extra support, although slow printing speeds and high infill density are recommended for the best results. 

  • Who developed it? matteosgherri
  • What is its popularity/printability? Over 6,000 people have viewed and downloaded this model.
  • Where can one find it?  MyMiniFactory
Bheema Shankar
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I am Bheema Shankar. I have worked on SLS, CJP, DLP, SLA and FDM technologies at Think3D. Currently working as Process and application engineer at VEER-O-METALS PRIVATE LIMITED. I am always fascinated by the process of creating things layer by layer. This fascination led me to pursue a career in 3D printing technology. I am passionate about how 3D works and enjoy exploring new ways to improve the 3D printing process.

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