In Africa and other developing countries where energy infrastructure is limited to power irrigation of farm land, engineering design has overcome the problem. A simple design that requires low maintenance, robust, easy to repair and has a low cost to manufacture was borne by Hunton Technologies in Norfolk. The prototypes needed to test & perfect the idea were created as a 3D CAD model and then 3D printed in an ABS material before launching into full production by a company in Italy, who also made the molding tools from the CAD model. Now fields 100s of yards from a water source can be watered more quickly and efficiently, increasing much needed yield. The efficiency of operation is approximately 5 times that of the alternative of carrying buckets of water by hand! Engineering design in practice – making a difference.
To find out more regarding Hutton’s Flexipump design please click on link http://www.flexipump.com
By Mike Osborn
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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