Vacuum Metal Deposition Webinar

NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Center or Excellence (through RTI International) will host a free webinar October 22, 2014 on Vacuum Metal Deposition.


Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) was first discovered as a potential process for latent print development in 1964. Since then, extensive published research on processing techniques and equipment has been developed. This presentation will review the history of the process, the equipment, selected metals used for latent print development, vacuum chamber operations, current research, and resources.

The 60-minute webinar will be hosted by forensic technician Brian Orr, a Certified Latent Print Examiner, evidence photographer, and laboratory technician with more than 25 years of experience.

Learn more here.

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