forensics

Cold Case Closed: HVAMC at SUNY New Paltz Utilizes 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Replicate a Murder Victim's Skull

Cold Case Closed: HVAMC at SUNY New Paltz Utilizes 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Replicate a Murder Victim's Skull

3D printing can help with a lot of things these days: making medical models, finding the perfect gift, getting a head start on the race track, and even solving crimes. 3D scanning and 3D printing has helped with the skull reconstructions of homicide victims on several occasions, most recently in a cold case in Ohio, not too […]

3D printing can help with a lot of things these days: making medical models, finding the perfect gift, getting a head start on the race track, and even solving crimes. 3D scanning and 3D printing has helped with the skull reconstructions of homicide victims on several...
Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in Dayton. The remains were discovered in the woods in Spring Valley Township, and […]

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in...
3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, or a centuries-old skull from the Battle of Culloden. It can also be of […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus...
3D Scanned Footprints Reveal Secrets of Distant and Recent Past

3D Scanned Footprints Reveal Secrets of Distant and Recent Past

Footprints aren’t as unique as fingerprints, but they still have a lot of fascinating information contained within them. Whether that information is anthropological or forensic in nature, it provides a tantalizing window into events and the possibility of reconstructing them in a unique manner. Thanks to 3D technologies, it has become easier than ever to […]

Footprints aren’t as unique as fingerprints, but they still have a lot of fascinating information contained within them. Whether that information is anthropological or forensic in nature, it provides a tantalizing window into events and the possibility of...
Forensic ScanArm Solution is FARO's Newest Contribution to Solving Crime

Forensic ScanArm Solution is FARO's Newest Contribution to Solving Crime

3D measurement and imaging solutions provider FARO serves a lot of different industries and functions – but among their many services, the one that perhaps stands out most is their contribution to forensics. Their virtual reality scanning technology has been used to virtually reconstruct crime and accident scenes, leading to valuable information in major court cases. […]

3D measurement and imaging solutions provider FARO serves a lot of different industries and functions – but among their many services, the one that perhaps stands out most is their contribution to forensics. Their virtual reality scanning technology has been...
3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that had originated in Yorkshire but moved to London, went […]

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that...
3D Imaging of Decapitated Woman May Help Police Solve Bizarre Crime

3D Imaging of Decapitated Woman May Help Police Solve Bizarre Crime

In one of the more bizarre and gruesome 3D printed-related stories, the 3D modeled decapitated head of an unknown woman is the most recent attempt by Pennsylvania police to determine the victim’s identity. Thanks to forensic artist and art professor Michelle Vitali, who teaches at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, police now have an incredibly realistic, detailed […]

In one of the more bizarre and gruesome 3D printed-related stories, the 3D modeled decapitated head of an unknown woman is the most recent attempt by Pennsylvania police to determine the victim’s identity. Thanks to forensic artist and art professor Michelle Vitali,...
3D Printing Assists in Investigation of Death

3D Printing Assists in Investigation of Death

The benefits of 3D technologies aren’t reserved only for the living. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s (VIFM) Medico-Legal Death Investigation in Australia are working to demonstrate the benefits of producing 3D prints to serve as evidence in court. Members of their investigative team are regularly called upon to provide evidence and expert testimony in […]

The benefits of 3D technologies aren’t reserved only for the living. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s (VIFM) Medico-Legal Death Investigation in Australia are working to demonstrate the benefits of producing 3D prints to serve as evidence in court....
Criminals Beware: 3DE is Bringing New Evidence Before the Jury with 3D Printed Replicas

Criminals Beware: 3DE is Bringing New Evidence Before the Jury with 3D Printed Replicas

It would appear that the technology of 3D printing is going to be summoned to court on a regular basis, if Jacksonville, Florida-based 3D Printed Evidence has their way. The north Florida company is currently responsible for providing regional and community 3D printed models and replicas for courtroom evidence that make jurors’ jobs a lot easier […]

It would appear that the technology of 3D printing is going to be summoned to court on a regular basis, if Jacksonville, Florida-based 3D Printed Evidence has their way. The north Florida company is currently responsible for providing regional and community 3D printed...