Video: A Japanese Company Will Scan and Print You a Statue of Your Gestating Fetus
The perfect gift for any occasion
What you might not expect when you’re expecting: a company that wants to 3-D print a statuette of your unborn child. Japanese engineering outfit Fasotec will gladly take an MRI scan of an expecting mother’s fetus and using its BioTexture modeling software to capture 3-D data related to human tissues convert that scan into a CAD file, then print it up in resin. It’s called the “Shape of Angel” service (what else?), and it will only set you back roughly $1,250.
That makes it the most expensive way to completely creep out everyone you know. The MRI captures the entire pelvic region, so the mother’s body is printed in a clear resin and the baby in white. The tiny keepsake (it only stands a few inches tall) is then ready for display on your mantel, or perhaps as a centerpiece at your next dinner party.
A gift box is included, because what you want to do after you 3-D print an unborn fetus is give it to someone.