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19 March 2021

The French National Gendarmerie employs 3D printing to solve crimes!

La gendarmerie nationale utilise l’impression 3D pour résoudre des crimes ! 
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VOLUMIC est très fier, en tant que fabricant Français, d’équiper des services nationaux de protection et de défense.

Aujourd’hui, ce sont différents pôles de la gendarmerie qui utilisent l’impression 3D pour les aider à innover dans leur travail !

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Chaque jour les laboratoires de l’Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN) développent des dispositifs innovants afin de gagner un temps précieux lors des analyses génétiques.

La DCBG (Division Criminalistique Biologie Génétique) possède donc désormais un plateau d’analyse génétique complet qui permet l’identification des suspects dans différentes affaires délictuelles ou criminelles.

Nos experts Français du PJGN (Pôle Judiciaire de la Gendarmerie Nationale) se servent également de ces outils imprimés en 3D sur le terrain avec un laborayoire mobile qu’ils ont créé pour augmenter leur productivité.


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Article from LES IMPRIMANTES 3D :

 » L’impression 3D au service de la gendarmerie

3D printing isn't only used to create gadgets for individuals or develop prototypes in businesses. The Judicial Pole of the French Gendarmerie (PJGN) brings together experts in forensics and artificial intelligence to solve complex legal cases. The 600 individuals working there are nicknamed "The Experts," in reference to the television series. 

The PJGN's field of expertise is broad yet specialized, encompassing areas such as cybercrime, video surveillance, document fraud, improvised explosive devices, strongpoint protection, interventions in contaminated environments, property protection through marking products, and more.

At the forefront of genetic fingerprinting technology, the French Gendarmerie's Institute of Criminal Research (IRCGN) boasts a comprehensive genetic analysis platform managed by the biologists of the Biological Genetic Criminalistics Division (DCBG). Nuclear DNA typing, also referred to as "genetic fingerprinting," enables the identification of individuals implicated in criminal cases.

3D printing aids forensic science.

In order to save valuable time during genetic analyses, the use of 3D printing has facilitated the in-house design and creation of adapters for the utilization of various analysis plate models. This was accomplished using a 3D printer Volumic Stream 20 Pro MK2

The Judicial Pole of the French Gendarmerie is located in Pontoise (Val-d'Oise) and houses the genetic analysis laboratory, which is itself part of the IRCGN. A global innovation, the institute even has a mobile laboratory for conducting analyses at crime scenes or in the aftermath of natural disasters.

The unboxing, calibration, and initial setup of the Volumic Stream 20 Pro MK2 3D printer were completed within half a day, and the first pieces were produced within 24 hours. The primary material used is PLA due to its optimal balance of cost, ease of printing, and mechanical strength. Other prints are done with PETG and TPU.

As a result, height adjustments are no longer required with each plate change. More broadly, the possibilities of rapid prototyping enable the design and development of innovative tools and devices within the laboratories of the IRCGN. The internalization of 3D design and 3D printing within the gendarmerie, without relying on an external contractor, contributes to enhancing productivity, quality, results, and ergonomics for the experts of the criminal research institute. " 

Retrouvez l’article ici ➡️ https://www.lesimprimantes3d.fr/gendarmerie-limpression-3d-20210318/ 

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