Print Your Baby!

By on January 19th, 2009 in blog

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Most women would expect to proceed normally through their pregnancy, but perhaps a few 3D geek fathers would prefer to print their baby instead. Faster, safer, choice of materials, etc. Now it turns out you can actually do this! Well, in plastic or bronze at least.

The London Ultrasound Centre in the UK offers the ability to take a 3D scan of your offspring – before birth – and produce a 3D print of the child. Actually, the 3D Print is simply used to create a mold for subsequent bronze casting. There’s no official pricing on the Centre’s website for this service, but according to the Daily Mail, it costs 1,200 pounds sterling (or around USD$1,800) and take several weeks to deliver!

We are constantly amazed at the inventive approaches using 3D printing. It seems every week a new angle is discovered.

Via Daily Mail and The London Ultrasound Centre

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. I'm not sure as to the appeal of a bronze casting, but I quite like the stills and videos you can get from these types of baby scans. There's a fascinating amount of quality and clarity nowadays to them.

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