Damaged corpses can get 3D facelifts
A deceased victim of an accident whose face or head was disfigured can now appear perfect before the funeral through 3D printing technology.
Longhua Funeral Home in Shanghai, which claims to be first in the world to use the technology in such an application, began the service last week ahead of Tomb Sweeping Day on Monday, when people traditionally pay their respects to the dead.
beautician using conventional clay and wax methods may require a week to repair a face damaged in an accident, such as a fire, explosion or car accident.
“With 3D printing, it takes only five or 10 hours to copy a whole face, including hair and mustache,” said Liu Fengming, a senior engineer at the studio. “The final result shows great resemblance to the person at least 95 percent.”
“The software is imported from the US,” Liu said.