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Friday, August 12, 2016

Funeral Homes Reconstruct Faces Using 3D Printing

Funeral Home Uses 3D Printing to Reconstruct Faces (+Video)

BBC News | August 10, 2016

A funeral home in Shanghai is using 3D printing to reconstruct the faces of people who may have been badly injured when they died.
For many in China seeing a loved one's dead body is a fundamental part of saying goodbye, but for those killed in natural disasters or accidents the deceased person's face may be unrecognisable to their families.
Traditionally, wax and putty have been used to reconstruct a person's face, but the process can take up to two weeks. The 3D printing method used by the Shanghai Longhua Funeral Home takes just one day.

"A Chinese funeral home is using 3D printing technology to repair damages to bodies for a better appearance." Source:
"Morticians are restoring bodies with 3D printing". Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Chinese Funeral Home 3D Prints Body Parts For Damaged Corpses. Many people in the country die from natural disasters, and from traffic and industrial accidents that may damage body parts and bone structures. August 1, 2016) and (Chinese morticians restore bodies with 3D printing. April 2, 2016)>

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