Collings, AJ and Brown, K (2020) Reconstruction and physical fit analysis of fragmented skeletal remains using 3D imaging and printing. Forensic Science International: Reports, 2. 100114 - 100114. ISSN 2665-9107

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Physical fit analysis (PFA) entails physically fitting fragmented evidence together to determine shared origin. PFA can be challenging to conduct with bone fragments particularly when fragile, sharp, or embedded in other materials. Three-dimensional (3D) imaging and printing techniques can circumvent these challenges. We compare two different 3D imaging techniques, micro computed tomography (μCT) and structured light scanning (SLS). By generating virtual 3D models and prints of burned human bone fragments, we test the suitability of these imaging techniques and subsequent 3D printing for PFA. We found 3D imaging and printing allowed for effective PFA without excessively handling the original fragments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Crown Copyright © 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 11:28
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 11:28

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