Medical Device Manufacturer, University, and Community Partners Explore 3D Additive Manufacturing for Final Medical Devices
After receiving a half-million-dollar grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone that will fund a two-and-a-half-year collaborative research program, Grand Valley State University, the applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI), and MediSurge have partnered to implement 3D printing technology from Carbon, Inc. to explore applications in final medical device manufacturing.
More than a dozen graduate and undergraduate students from Grand Valley State University will be joining the aMDI team in the research efforts. The state-of-the-art Carbon 3D printer has been installed in aMDI’s incubator space in Grand Valley’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
By working together to understand how to best apply this type of technology to the industry, there is significant opportunity to disrupt and enhance current medical device manufacturing practices.