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3D-printed pulley

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About this device
Basic-pulley.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, heavy loads, OSAT, rope pulley, well water, ABS, PLA
Uses development, industry
Authors Lucas Wilder
Status Designed
Prototyped
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2014
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
MOST
MY4777
Cost USD $ 2.60
SDGs SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:571542
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This OSAT is a heavy-duty rope pulley that can be used to raise water from a well.[1] This pulley can be customized to any desired size, and can be paired with multiples of itself to further increase mechanical advantage.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • Ability to operate a 3D printer and Thingiverse Customizer.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • Assembly instructions with images can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/5Ilmk
  • Print time estimate: ~4 hours, depending on the parameters entered.
  • Assembly time estimate: 2 minutes

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Did not experience any issues

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Fully customizable size: Priceless
  • OSAT Total Cost: Printed parts ($1.86) + hardware($0.74) = $2.60
  • Closest commercial equivalent: http://goo.gl/ClkS1T
  • $8.90 savings and 77.4% savings

References[edit | edit source]

  1. web page: Appropedia Pulley Main Page, Available: https://www.appropedia.org/Pulley