During a recent installation of the VMD360 at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Florida we processed several pieces of fabric. One of the pieces considered was a patch from a pair of polyester running shorts (see pic #1) Using just the VMD process, the material was inspected and no obvious signs of fingerprints […]
An example of the benefits of Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) over the traditional methods of visualisation of fingerprints with particular reference to new polymer bank notes -Courtesy of Cumbria Constabulary, June 2017 Back story During one evening in 2017, enquiries at an address led to the arrest of three people in relation to the […]
West Technology Forensics are proud to be supporting the IAI’s 102nd International Forensic Education Conference in Atlanta 6th – 12th August 2017. We will be exhibiting our ground breaking VMD360 bench top vacuum metal deposition system for developing latent fingermarks as well as presenting some of our latest research on VMD. The vacuum metal deposition […]
The recent installation of our VMD360 system at Abertay University has hit the BBC news! Link to full BBC article: HERE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-38809056
Forensic suite The University of Technology Sydney’s Forensic suite has various specialised instruments available for forensic applications such as fibres analysis, finger marks detection, chemical trace analysis (including paint, fibres, glass, fire and explosive residues), document examination, drug analysis and microscopy analysis. The latest addition to the Forensic Suite is the VMD360 Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) […]
Please note: This document has been google translated from original publication which can be found here Police and NFI make grab marks visible on clothing Article | 19-01-2017 | 14:19 – NFI The police, the Police Academy and the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) are collaborating on a pilot project to visualize hold traces on clothing. […]
It seems incredible that we have been in our new building for exactly one year! As the photo montage above shows we are enjoying life in our new factory especially the generous space we now have to build our vacuum and forensic systems. Every part of the building is fully kitted out and up […]
UWE Bristol Research Business and Innovation – January 9, 2017 A machine that has helped solve numerous cases by revealing fingerprints on evidence could help catch even more criminals thanks to a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the world-leading manufacturer of this forensic fingerprint development […]
During our recent visit to the U.S we had the opportunity to process a range of firearms using the VMD360. Using a combinations of Gold, Zinc, Silver and Sterling Silver, the Vacuum Metal Deposition process developed numerous identifiable prints. Some of the results are shown below.
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