Recognizing the desire of expecting parents to commemorate the visualization of their newborn, Fasotec, a Japanese medical 3-D printing firm, partnered up with Parkside Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo to provide “Shape of an Angel,” a miniature 3D model of the fetus as it lays in the womb.
The process entails a MRI scan of the fetus. The MRI scan is then processed using special 3D software. A 3D printer by Object is then used to fabricate the 3D model, using clear resin for the mother’s body and white resin for the fetus as it appears in the womb.
A “Shape of an Angel” costs 100,000 yen (US $1,230) for a 90x60x40mm model, which comes in a lovely white jewelry box.