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New 3D printers allow aMDI to expand services, engineering students to learn new process

June 26, 2023

Two industrial 3D printers were installed in the Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center, giving Grand Valley students opportunities to learn additive manufacturing (AM) and collaborate with area industrial partners to design and build parts or prototypes.

University collaborating with medical device company

February 5, 2019

The partners said toxicity of the materials historically has made 3D printing of polymer-based medical device components impossible, but Carbon's technology uses nine nontoxic families of materials.

How a Grand Valley State institute could impact medical device manufacturing

January 24, 2019

"Our study is looking at the threshold where 3D printing is the best option versus using traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding and CNC Machining," said Nowak, about the grant awarded last year.

GVSU students working with 3D printer on medical tech

January 24, 2019

A state-of-the-art 3D printer from Carbon, Inc. has been installed at the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing on the Medical Mile, letting students take part in real-world experiments.


January 22, 2019

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and the applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) in Michigan have been awarded half a million dollars for a two-and-a-half year medical 3D printing study.

3D tech helps GVSU create medical devices

January 22, 2019

Food and Drug Administration-approved materials are used in the process, and the method doesn't require the injection molds and other components used in traditional manufacturing.

GVSU receives $500k grant for medical device production

January 19, 2019

"This novel 3D additive manufacturing technology, targeting medical grade materials, will soon be the new standard, and this study will be a launch pad for course content that is used in curriculum throughout the university."

Exploring Applications in Medical Device Manufacturing

January 19, 2019

Enabled by Michigan state legislation, the Grand Rapids SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority has awarded a half-million-dollar grant that will be used to fund a 2.5-year collaborative program

Grand Valley State lands grant to study 3D printing for medtech

January 18, 2019

Upon completion of the study and determining scalability for 3D printing of medical devices at production volumes, MediSurge would be the first medical device manufacturing company in the Midwest to offer this kind of service.

applied Medical Device Institute at GVSU awarded $500k grant for medical device manufacturing study

January 18, 2019

The grant will allow aMDI, in collaboration with MediSurge and Carbon, Inc., to create production-grade medical devices that can be safely implanted into and under the skin, which isn't currently possible due to existing materials used for prototyping.

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