Remember 3D Babies? No? Well, they got our attention earlier this year, as they started offering a service where people could buy a 3D printed version of their yet unborn fetus. Yet, that’s completely weird, but apparently their service is successful. A new company from Korea, called 3D Story Corp. has started to imitate their concept and improve the system behind it. Is there a war going on in the 3D printed fetus world?
Their patent-pending software program enables young parents to get a 3D printed version of their fetus. The company uses ultrasound scan data to provide for a real 3D model, which can be printed out. They say their 3D graphic program is unique and their 3D fetus models looks completely like the real fetus. A company called hyVision System will help 3D Story Corp. to print out the objects.
So what 3D Story Corp. basically does is improving the system of 3D Babies. But how does 3D Babies work, then? Well, also based on 3D and 4D ultrasound images or newborn baby pictures, this company makes their users a 3D print of a baby as a fetus. They deliver the ‘baby’ in a wooden box at your home, while the figurine is lying in fetal position in a satin bed. You can see with your own eyes what your future child will look like. Or in the words of 3D Babies: “imagine meeting your baby before he or she is born”.
People come up with some extraneous uses of 3D printing, as 3D Babies wasn’t even the first one to use the technique for something really weird. Chinese designer Zhufei used the technique to create sculptures out of the ashes from people. For instance: if a family member of you would die, then she could create a sculpture from that person’s ashes. She describes her work as follows: ”It is more like a poetic reborn, like a phoenix nirvana”. Oh, yeah.
Image credits: 3D Story Corp.