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Expectant mothers can now order a custom three-dimensional model of their unborn child in utero. Fasotec, a Chiba-shi, Japan-based digital modeling company that serves industries ranging from auto-part manufacturing to health-care education, will create a replica of a fetus in a mother’s body based on ultrasound or MRI scans. Fasotec’s 3-D software processes the data to design the model. A 3-D printer builds that model of the fetus in white resin along with a replica of the mother’s lower abdomen in transparent resin, commemorating the position and posture of the fetus. 

Product: Shape of an Angel
Cost: Varies by order; $1,275 for the example shown (not including the cost of body scans).
Availability: Now
Company: Fasotec

Credit: Courtesy of Fasotec

Tagged: Biomedicine

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