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.


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Black font reads, "Grand Valley State University Applied Medical Device Institute."     
A green and blue logo that says, "MediSurge An ISO 13485:2016 Certified Contract Manufacturer"
A yellow circle with red and blue shapes rests next to the words, "City of Grand Rapids."



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The full press release, fact sheets, and high-res images are available for download below. To learn more about this project, or MediSurge’s future 3D printing capabilities, please fill out the contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.


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