With 3D printing, you can now 3D print your very own fetus sculptures. For $600 a company by the name of 3D Babies will turn your 3D ultrasound scans to true-to-life dolls.
3D Babies is not the first company to offer 3D printed fetus for parents. In August 2012 Japanese medical 3D printing firm Fasotec comes up with a service of "Shape of an Angel", providing a 3D printed miniature of a belly baby.
"Imagine holding your baby before he or she is born." writes the company, "This is a great way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends. Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby."
3D Babies will use your 3D/4D ultrasound or newborn baby pictures to create a virtual 3D model of your baby and then transform that model into a life-sized sculpture using a 3D printer. Then the company will package it up and ship it to you in a satin-lined wood box.
The custom lifesize baby figurine is 8 inches (crown to rump). If you would prefer something a little bit more portable, 3D Babies also offers half-size ($400), and mini - two inches ($200), as well as three skin tones. And, Don't forget the Grandparents - second 3D Baby is 10% off with Promotional Code LOVE.
But why should only those couple that is expecting have all the fun? For those who are not quite ready for a fetus of your very own, the company offers up a celebrity baby. That is the baby of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, baby North West, for just $250 - that's $350 cheaper than what you need to pay for your own kid.
3D Babies explains the motivation behind this creation:
"We are the parents of two wonderful little girls, ages 3 and 1. We love being parents and have been cherishing our time with our girls. Every time another family member or friend has a baby, we are reminded of our first few months with our girls. More importantly, we are reminded of how much we have forgotten about that time. In an attempt to hold on to those memories, we created a way to make a 3D figurine of what our baby looked like at that time."
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My name wrote at 1/20/2014 1:37:49 AM:
satin-lined wood box... much like a coffin. creepy.
John_Smith wrote at 1/19/2014 12:21:44 PM:
Their own babies - questionable. Celebrity babies - outrageous. Media editors, helping those freaks to make money - brainless.
This guy wrote at 1/19/2014 4:17:32 AM:
Seriously, worst use of 3D printing ever
That guy wrote at 1/19/2014 12:04:31 AM:
Worst use of 3D printing ever
biged fromny wrote at 1/18/2014 10:05:12 PM:
The dolls are shiny. I wonder if they are printing plastic with FDM and using acetone to smooth out the surface.
Juan wrote at 1/18/2014 6:40:56 PM:
The creepynest factor of this is off the scale. Buying a 3D reproduw of someone else's baby? Not an anonimous doll but a specific someone's baby? Ick!