Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Cracking the Case: Microstamping Joshua Horwitz Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Cracking the Case: Microstamping Joshua Horwitz Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence"— Presentation transcript:

1 Cracking the Case: Microstamping Joshua Horwitz Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

2 Components of a Cartridge

3 Components of a Gun

4 Cartridge Case Ejection

5 Current Technology: IBIS Computerized database Includes cases and bullets Hundreds of thousands of records Finds likely matches in seconds Top candidates reviewed by trained examiner

6 New Technology: Microstamping Inventors: Todd Lizotte & Orest Ohar Manchester, NH

7 Firing Pin Detail Example Tip Primary Code Radial Code: 2 nd Counter Measure Gear Code: 1 st Counter Measure

8 8 Digit Code SW SW Breach Face MarkFiring Pin Mark Gear Code Head Stamp / Casing Primer

9 NanoMark TM NanoMark TM Ballistic ID Tag TM Manufacturing Keeping The Focus On The Physical Evidence. TM MicroStamping Manufacturing Added Cost Licensed Regional Job Shops (Multiple Sources) Competitive Pricing & Quality Licensed Captive Manufacturers Licensed Captive Manufacturers Providing Services (Excess Production Capacity) $8.50 to $4.00 Per Surface$1.50 to $0.25 Per Surface$4.00 to $1.50 Per Surface Low Volume / Specialty Firearms Manufacturers Medium Volume Firearms Manufacturers Large Volume / Military Firearms Manufacturers Semi / Fully Automated System *$250, to $350, Manual System / $200, *Lizotte and Ohar developed a new direct write maskless process which has reduced capital costs

10 Fired Cartridge Cases from the Thompson SMG Sub Machine Gun after 2500 rds. From a Study by Lucien Haag Presented to the National Academy of Sciences.45 Cal Cartridges Used

11 9mm Glock Firing Pin Impression after 1400 rounds Glock Firing Pin after 1400 rounds (image reversed)

12 SEM View at 130X

13 Fired Cartridge Cases from the Browning 1917A1 MG MG = Machine Gun after 2500 rds Cartridges Used From a Study by Lucien Haag Presented to the National Academy of Sciences

14 SEM at 130X Norinco Cartridge With Massive Shear SEM at 130X Winchester Cartridge after ca. 200 rds.

15 9mm Glock Firing Pin Impression after 1400 rounds Glock Firing Pin after 1400 rounds (image reversed) From a Study by Lucien Haag Presented to the National Academy of Sciences

16 SUMMARY Ballistic ID Tagging Glock Project The scraping action associated with Glock firing pins does not degrade the embossed ID information after rounds. Lacquered primers do not present a problem. Ageing of fired cartridges followed by cleaning does not present a problem. Misfired cartridges and variations in peak pressure during discharge do not present a problem. Primer finish and hardness do not present a problem. From a Study by Lucien Haag Presented to the National Academy of Sciences


Download ppt "Cracking the Case: Microstamping Joshua Horwitz Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google