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Latent fingerprints on fabrics visualized by VMD

We regularly hear from our customers that there's more research needs to be done on VMD. We've listened! West Technology Forensics is proud to present a new scientific research article titled "Visualization of Latent Fingerprints on Fabrics Using Vacuum Metal...

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IAI Omaha 2022

West Technology Forensics has been regularly attending the annual international forensic educational conferences held by the International Association for Identification (IAI) and it will not be different this year either. Ian Harris and Greg Mason will be in Omaha...

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Solar Panel Installation Opportunity

74kW Solar PV Installation Opportunity. This tender starts on 6th June 2022 and finishes on 24th June 2022. Roof mounted solar PV installation for a Vacuum Engineering & Forensic Equipment manufacturing company in Bristol. Project:  We would like to install solar...

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Job Opportunity: Business Development Manager – Forensics

Due to a successful period of growth here at West Technology Forensics, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking a new Business Development Manager to support our forensics sales team in promoting VMD latent fingerprint development systems in the UK and...

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VMD on BBC TV series

We are very pleased to see that West Technology's VMD360 did a great job on BBC Drama Series Silent Witness Series 24, episode 5 - Reputations, part 1. To watch full episode on BBC iPlayer, click here

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 06th June 2022 COVID-19 Here at West Technology, we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely both in the UK and USA. Our main priority is keeping our customers, suppliers, and staff, along with their families, safe. Our factory is...

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VMD in the Media – Cumberland County

Over the past year, VMD has featured in many news reports worldwide and we thought it would be useful to share some of these with you. New reports will be added to our site over the coming weeks, so keep checking back for updates. CBS21 News Report originally...

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New US Sales Executive joins our team!

We’re very excited to announce the addition of Greg Mason to our US office in the role of Technical Sales Executive. Greg recently retired as the Forensic Science Manager at Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Largo, Florida. In his new role for West Technology...

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NEW 2019 VMD560

Developing fingermarks using VMD has never been so simple thanks to the latest version of the VMD560. The new system has been designed by forensic scientists to ensure consistent and uniform latent fingerprint development on even the most difficult of surfaces. Quick...

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New Forensic Scientist joins our team!

We are excited to announce the addition of Anita Horvath to the West Technology Forensics team. Anita joins our established research and development team to focus on a range of forensic VMD research projects as well as strengthening our Application Laboratory. Anita...

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Job Opportunity: US Technical Sales Executive

Due to a successful period of growth here at West Technology Forensics, we’re pleased to announce that we are now seeking a new US Forensic Technical Sales Executive to support our UK sales team in promoting VMD in North America as well as providing training and...

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Job Opportunity: Forensic Scientist

Due to a successful period of growth here at West Technology Forensics, we’re pleased to announce that we are now seeking an additional Forensic Scientist to support our R&D Scientist as well as providing training and support to our customers. The exciting new...

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59th FDIAI Conference – Orlando

I’m pleased to announce that we will be supporting the 59th Conference in Orlando, Florida 28th Oct – 1st Nov. If you are attending, come and visit our booth to see a range of fingerprint samples processed using Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) including fabrics, trash...

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103rd IAI Conference – San Antonio

July 29 – August 4, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.                                                           The IAI Conference is the largest in the world for Forensic and Crime Scene Professionals and offers a full week packed with scientific, technical and operational...

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CApture BT fuming cabinet – New UV-C lamp option

We are pleased to announce that the CApture BT Cyanacrylate (CA) evidence fuming cabinet now has a UV-C lamp option available to provide DNA decontamination. This spacious benchtop chamber (stand option available) with microprocessor control automates the...

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New Product – RUGO high power DSLR flash light

  The FoxFury Rugo is a rugged light designed for photo / video use. Powered by a rechargeable power pack, this 700 lumen light features a sliding Tri-Lens which allows the user to select between area, spot and flood lighting. The Rugo can be used as a DSLR...

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2017 – Another fantastic year for VMD

2017 was another fantastic year for VMD with new systems sold right across the globe including North America, Europe, South Africa, Australasia and Asia.  Once again our network of distributors have been key to promoting VMD and generating sales. We would like to say...

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The PCCD host VMD demo in Pennsylvania

Earlier this month the PCCD, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and the Cumberland County Office of District Attorney hosted a technology demonstration on Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD). We would like to say...

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IVG become new Mexican distributor

We are pleased to announce that IVG are now the exclusive distributor for West Technology Forensics in Mexico. Based in Monterrey,  IVG are a well establish leading Forensic Laboratory supplier in Mexico. We had the pleasure of welcoming IVG’s Presidente, Ildefonso...

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102nd IAI Conference Atlanta

The International Association for Identification Conference is the largest in the world for Forensic and Crime Scene professionals and offers a full week packed with sc ientific and operational lectures, as well as hands-on workshops. This years IAI conference, the...

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – VMD360 install

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...

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UTS add VMD360 to their Forensic Lab

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...

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VMD helps detect grab marks on fabrics

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...

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1st year in our new building

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...

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Fingerprints from firearms

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...

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Happy 2017!

We wish all our customers a very Happy New Year! From West Tech Forensic Equipment. We are now back to our normal business opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm.

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NEW SYSTEM – VMD1260

  The most advanced and modern Forensic VMD system available Larger chamber – 1260mm deep Can process hunting rifles, machine guns and whole bin liners/trash bags Larger work holder – 1200mm useable surface area Upgraded touch screen and easy to use control system...

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FDIAI Conference 2016

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the FDIAI in Miami last week and for making the conference a real success! We look forward to seeing you in Panama City next year! Updated 01.11.16   West Technology are proud to be supporting this years FDIAI...

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We Are in Our New Factory!

                        We are proud to announce that our new purpose built office, forensic laboratory and production facility is completed.

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