Shanghai Longhua funeral home is using 3D printing technology to replace the body parts of a person, which have been partially or fully damaged in accidents, disasters or fire incidents. Moreover, this parlor is repairing the dead body in such a way which make them look younger and look better than when they are were alive. According to the report from CRIenglish.com, the prosthetic’s are up to 95% accurate, however they are not exact copy but may be considered as good copies.
Materials Used For Restoring Organs of The Dead Body
Usually, 3D printers combine with layers of materials which include metal, plastic, ceramic and paper to make three dimensional objects that are based on a scanned image. They have used to create almost everything like guns, coffee cups, model cars and clocks. Presently, researchers are working to make it possible to create human tissue and organs.
Notably, 3D printing was used to restore the faces of firefighters who were killed in a massive explosion in the Tianjin [City in China] last year. Official from Shanghai Funeral and Interment Service Center, Liu Fengming sent experts to assist with the restoration work. He said “It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them”.
In China, 3D service has a price tag depending upon the severity of the injury. For example, to restore the face of the person, it will cost about CNY 4000 [$618] – $772].