Vista Engineering & Consulting has acquired a PRUSA i3 MK2 3D printer to assist our clients in industry and in the legal field bring their ideas into reality quickly and accurately. We can build prototypes without traditional machining and troubleshoot designs empirically earlier in the design process rather than being limited to theoretical analysis.
3D Printing has revolutionized the design of products and is moving quickly into the way legal evidence is presented and understood. We now have a 3D printer that allows us to produce evidence that can be held and observed by viewers who would have only been able to view photographs or computer aided models before.
Most people learn kinesthetically which makes physical models especially compelling for more individuals in any courtroom than expert testimony (auditory learners) or photos (visual learners). Reaching through more effectively to people provides the ability to present a more compelling case.
3D Printing has revolutionized the design of products and is moving quickly into the way legal evidence is presented and understood.
UPDATE June 2018:
In the past year we’ve used the printer in a variety of cases. Useful applications have included the following:
- Recreating a transmission
- A model of a building showing gas line placement and floor plan
- Product prototypes
- Machinery wear analysis
- A scene of a building that slipped off an embankment
- Even a rock to preserve its original state before it was broken apart for analysis
We hope to put our tool to use for you in the near future!