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What new technologies are influencing hand pump and foot pump design?
9 answers
None really, it's fairly old technology, with re-designing to make more ergonomic, reduce material, and make aesthetically pleasing.
~Stephen M, Design Engineer, Rotherham, UK
I don't really know. Many of the state parks and on the Alcan highway have the older hand pumps.
~Dawson L, Retired Airline Capt., Big Lake, AK
Not sure as all the pumps in use by my company are fairly old.
~Senior Geotechnician, Newstead, Australia
Plastic development the Chinese the Italians
~NICK B, Technical Support, CHELMSFORD, UK
Size and material constraints
~Gordon M, Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
Additive manufacturing
~Peter R, Design Engineer, Sunbury on Thames, UK
Speed and environment
~General Corporate Mgmt, Vancouver,, Canada
Quality of seals
~Dan M, Engineer, Jerusalem, Israel
Lighter metals
~Builder/Contractor, Center Line, MI

From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative hand pumps and foot pumps?
5 answers
Casappa - Hand Pumps, Bell - Foot pumps
~Stephen M, Design Engineer, Rotherham, UK
Power Team
~PRASAD M, Engineering Consultant, BANGALORE, INDIA
~Builder/Contractor, Center Line, MI
Have not found many suppliers.
~Gordon M, Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
Environmentally friendly
~General Corporate Mgmt, Vancouver,, Canada

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