By on September 27th, 2009 in blog

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The popular crime TV show, CSI: NY, recently featured a 3D printer in an episode. In this sequence, CSI Detective Mac Taylor in white lab coat is using a powder-based 3D printer to reproduce a bullet apparently embedded in a horse, in order to identify the bullet. (Who writes this stuff???)

We suppose one could actually do this, but probably there are better ways to identify a bullet. Maybe Mac should just look at the 3D model instead?

Via YouTube

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. CSI:NY consistently has inaccurate uses of "real" science & technology. They often take newsworthy tech and shoe-horn it into the plot in ways that require the technology to function in a radically different way than it actually does. Frequently, the version of tech that appears on the show is _impossible_. Hand held electromagnets that can move objects across the room, non-contact sensors that can find a lead bullet inside a rat 20 yards inside a crawl space (full of lead pipes), etc.

    That's not even counting the legal admissibility a printed _copy_ of a bullet would have in a case.

    CSI:NY- They get their science wrong, they get their tech wrong, they get their law wrong. Do they hire any advisors at all?

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