Forensic Applications of Solid Freeform Fabrication 549

dc.creatorCrockett, Robert S.
dc.creatorZick, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T17:22:37Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T17:22:37Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.description.abstractSolid Freeform Fabrication was recently used to identify the dismembered body of a woman found in rural Wisconsin. Skin from the face of the victim had been removed, making visual identification impossible. A model of the skull was constructed by Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), using data extracted from CT scans of the victim’s head. Forensic anthropologists performed a facial reconstruction directly on the LOM model, which was then photographed and distributed. The computer model was further manipulated and served as supplemental data to investigators preparing the reconstruction. An identification from one of the distributed photographs led to the arrest of a suspect and a subsequent conviction. This is the first example that we are aware of where SFF has been used in an active criminal case, and the successful results show a promising future for SFF as a forensic tool.en_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the National Science Foundation and the MSOE Rapid Prototyping Consortium, as well as the facilities and expertise provided by the staff of the MSOE Rapid Prototyping Center.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/75982
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/3081
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2000 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposiumen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectFabricationen_US
dc.titleForensic Applications of Solid Freeform Fabrication 549en_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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