Quantum 3D Microscope (Q3M)

The Quantum 3D Microscope provides firearm and tool mark examiners with the best 3D visual and quantitative tools for common source determination.

Q3M is intended for case work and studies involving the examination of questioned objects for common source determinations. Firearm and tool mark identification is evolving and now requires 3D measurements to support expert conclusions with objective methods.

Q3M includes two models, each specialized for a range of imaging specifications and object surface characteristics.

The Q3M S1 model captures the rifling marks on fired bullets, and tool marks on other small objects with shapes with cylindrical rotation and complex surface deformations.

The Q3M F1 model captures the breech face, firing pin, and ejector marks, as well as the full headstamp on fired cartridge cases.


3D Comparison Viewing

A whole new level of viewing is made possible with 3D microscopy. More details can be seen with less effort

  • Intuitive side-by-side comparisons
  • Surface and shape views, always in focus
  • Movement and rotation in locked or free modes
  • Hairline moveable across overlapped surfaces
  • Visual enhancements emphasize the marks
  • Simulated lighting and surface reflectivity options
  • Best match alignment based on similarities
  • Sectional line profiles of the topography
  • Graphical and textual annotations
  • Saved bookmarks of comparison views to resume work later

Quantitative Analysis

Topography measurements feed algorithms that offer objective results in support of scientific studies and expert conclusions with confidence levels and error rates.

  • Graphical representation of the strength of common source similarity.
  • Quantified differences between matching and non-matching conditions.
  • False Match Rate (FMR) calculated as a reliable error rate to support expert conclusions.
  • Automatic clustering of common source items.

3D visualization will help you view our product from any angle, while the AR allows you to view it in your own environment.  Use a mobile device or a tablet to maximize the AR experience.

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