Basic-pulley.jpg
Device data
Project data
Authors Lucas Wilder
Completed 2014
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD 2.6
Download Open Know How Manifest
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Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, heavy loads, OSAT, rope pulley, well water, ABS, PLA
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Authors Lucas Wilder
Kathy Nativi
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations MTU
Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
Language English (en)
Impact Number of views to this page. Views by admins and bots are not counted. Multiple views during the same session are counted as one. 1,247


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

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