Advances in 3D Virtual Microscopy of Firearm Forensics

A success story published in March 2019 outlines how one company utilized National Institute of Justice grant support to develop and validate a 3D topography system for firearm forensics.

The report explains that Cadre Forensics developed the TopMatch-3D system for imaging of firearms evidence. The hardware was based on a patented imaging technology that employs a thin elastomeric gel to accurately measure microscopic surface features. The team also developed algorithms to compare 3D impression features with other possible matches.

You can read the full success story here.

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.