Couples get very excited when they first see the picture of their child on an ultrasound machine’s screen. Catering to this demand to immortalize infant’s existence, a Japanese firm Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies Clinic, has introduced a new product — a 3D printed model of your baby in utero.
Called Tenshi no Katachi or “Shape of an Angel,” the product is based on a digital model of the mother’s torso built from CT or MRI scans. That model then gets 3D printed with two resins simultaneously using a process called Bio-Texture, which Fasotec also uses to create medical models. The result is a decorative reproduction of your unborn baby, composed of an opaque white fetus encased in the mother’s clear, colorless abdomen.
If you’re interested in buying your own 7-ounce inaction fetus, the price is ¥100,000 (about $1,275), and while that includes the decorative pink-and-white box, fetus keychains and cellphone dongles made with the same process will cost you extra.