Webinar: 3D Microscopy for Firearms Identification

A live webinar in January 2018 — presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence — will focus on 3D microscopy for firearms identification.


"A Close Look at 3D Microscopy for Firearms," scheduled for 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, will examine how firearms identification is undergoing a major change in capability with the adoption of optical topography, which provides a 3D view of the surface of a bullet or cartridge case to capture the full range of subclass and individual characteristics.

This webinar will serve to inform the forensic professional concerning the application of optical topography in the crime laboratory; compare available instruments; discuss barriers to broader adoption of optical, topography-based solutions; provide practical and technical considerations faced by crime laboratory practitioners who may plan to adopt optical topography in their laboratories; and provide an overview of ongoing developments of the technology and associated standards.

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