Assessing the application of 3D printing to the forensic analysis of osteological remains
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a novel technique that is becoming increasingly incorporated into forensic casework. Physical 3D replicas of crime scene materials can be reconstructed for a variety of potential applications, allowing practitioners to recreate fragile evidence whilst maintaining the integrity of the original sample.
This presentation will introduce the themes of 3D printing, 3D imaging and evidence reconstruction and assess some of the advantages and challenges involved when incorporating these techniques into forensic anthropology casework. We explore the issues involved from data acquisition through to court presentation of evidence.