Lippert Components presents findings of 3D printing study
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) recently presented the findings of a study comparing traditional casting methods with that of 3D printing technologies at the 2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) conference. The study was conducted by LCI Business Systems Analyst, Chitralekha Beniwal, in collaboration with Paul C. Lynch of Pennsylvania State University and Joseph H. Wilck, IV of the College of William & Mary.
The conference publication, titled “Integration of Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing Technology into Metal Casting Industry,” was presented as a continuation of Beniwal’s Master’s research from Penn State University. The study focuses on the need and feasibility of integration of binder jetting additive manufacturing technology into traditional sand foundries, industry output, cost analysis and future scope.
“With future work on integrating this technology into foundries and making it more affordable, the binder jet additive manufacturing technology has the potential to revolutionize the whole metal casting industry,” states the study.
Aside from her Master’s work with Penn State, Chitralekha Beniwal is a part of LCI’s AX implementation team and is currently working to transition the entire company to the same Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. With a supportive team behind her, including LCI’s ERP Project Manager Ben Shockey and LCI’s Vice President of Business Systems Seth Debriere, Beniwal was able to present her study findings at the 2017 IISE conference during one of the biggest and most crucial software transitions for the company.
“Chitralekha is such a valuable member of the Business Systems team. Her drive, dedication and commitment to LCI and the manufacturing industry have been an asset in so many ways, and we were more than happy to support her academic endeavors,” added Seth Debriere.
With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514