The pump we use is from Schoonewil Techniek https://schoonewiltechniek.nl/product/piccolo/. The piccolo is normally used for concrete repair but can also be used for 3D concrete printing with a flow rate of 0.5 to 8 liters per minute. The biggest reason we have chosen this pump is because this pump is adjustable to 10 positions. Because the printing of concrete is very accurate, it is important to have a lot of control over the pump.

There are no concrete pumps available yet that are relatively inexpensive and robust and, on the other hand, can handle the thoxitropical behaviour of 3D concrete mortar.

  • hardware/pump.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/04/11 19:35
  • by kvriet