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applied Medical Device Institute at GVSU awarded $500k grant for medical device manufacturing study
January 18, 2019
A brand-new, state-of-the-art Carbon, Inc. 3D printer technology has been installed in aMDI's incubator space in Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences on the Health Campus, making Grand Valley the only university in the Midwest, and one of only six in the nation, to give students an opportunity to work with the revolutionary technology.
"We are thrilled to be the first university in the Midwest to provide students with direct access to this type of innovative technology on campus," said Brent Nowak, executive director of aMDI. "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."
The grant also supports student learning and development, as more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate students from Grand Valley's Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, along with faculty, will have opportunities to engage with the aMDI team on research projects in a real-world laboratory and learning environment. Continue Reading