Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed


Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan, A firm in Japan is offering expectant moms and dads the ability to purchase a 3D-printed model of their unborn child, for about $1200 USD. The “Shape of an Angel” is about 9cm, in white resin, encased in a transparent block that forms the shape of the mother’s body. The modeling data comes from an MRI scan.

Tomohiro Kinoshita with 3D model of 9-month fetus in acrylic resin, and small phone

It comes with a tiny little version version that can be used as a mobile phone trinket (young women in Japan often dress up their phones with little dangly adornments).

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