Illustration by Steve Spencer
A Spen Valley 3D printing business has teamed up with West Yorkshire Police to fight crime.
Hawk 3D Proto, who are based in Cleckheaton, have secured a deal with West Yorkshire Police to supply them with a Delta Wasp 4070 3D printer.
The use of 3D laser scanning technology has been used to recreate animated plans for court use for nearly ten years, but a large scale 3D printer will enable the Regional Scientific Support Unit ( SSU) to recreate solid 3D crime scenes for judges and juries to examine.
Hawk 3D Proto founder, Ben Hawkworth is a former Bradford College student and also donated the 3D printer to the college which featured in last year’s YEN Expo 2016.