Project data
Authors Austin Howland
Completed 2015
Made? No
Replicated? No
Cost USD 2.13
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Type Project
Keywords 3D printing, snowmobile parts, starter handle, osat, plastic
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Austin Howland
Kathy Nativi
Published 2015
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations MTU
Language English (en)
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The snowmobile pull starter handle is appropriate for OSAT due to some peoples ability to access various snowmobile parts around the world. It fills the need for people to have to travel to a dealership or OEM dealer and could print the handle, cheaply and at their own convenience.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. 3D Printer Filament
  2. New snowmobile pull cord (if needed) approx. $7.00 on ebay
    1. OpenSCAD file will be uploaded as soon as Appropedia fixes issues
    2. Upload and link to all STLs

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. Printer Filament

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • The only necessary skills needed will be 1. Using a 3D Printer and 2. Knowing how to use OpenSCAD to fine tune handle if needed

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. To make changes to the part used the OpenSCAD file and adjust the dimentions.
  2. Slicing instructions
    1. Fill % = 75
    2. Shell Thickness = 1.5 mm
    3. Speed = 70 mm/sec
    4. Layer Height = .15 mm
    5. No supports needed
  3. Print time is approximately 5 hours and 41 minutes
  4. There is no assembly required

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

May need a larger hole for pull start rope to pass through.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

Cost of OSAT Snowmobile Starter Handle

*Filament needed: 97 g
*At a cost of $22/kilogram of PLA the total cost is $2.13

Commercial Equivalents

*$34.99 ([1])

Saving amount

*Total Savings $32.86
*The percentage of the cost savings is 93.9%

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