3D Printed Fetus (3D印刷胎兒)

31 07 2012

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.

[via RocketNews24]


Gunther von Häagen-Dazs (岡瑟馮哈根達斯)

24 08 2011

Amazing video! Just had to repost from Street Anatomy.

The Art of Bleeding, a Los Angeles-based multi-media performance troupe specializing in “medical education”, has created this over-the-top mash up of Bodyworlds creator, Gunther von Hagen, and the beloved ice cream brand, Häagen Dazs.

Body Worlds’ master plastinator has wandered into the frozen dessert world. You scream, I scream. We all scream, and scream… and scream….

Cadaver Crunch and Blackberry Necrosis—fantastic.

[via Street Anatomy via The Art of Bleeding]

Nasal Prosthesis (假鼻)

8 08 2011

Anaplastology Materials & Techniques

Digital Application of Data Acquisition via 3dMD (3D Stereophotogrammetry) for a non-invasive and instantaneous generation of a digital 3D mesh of surface with texture information. It allows for custom-selection and export of surface of interest (nose) in common 3D file formats (STL, OBJ).

Rhinoceros prepares the STL file of noses for milling.

SRP (Subtractive Rapid Prototyping) Player generates mill perimeters for the Roland MD X-40 Milling Machine.

Replications were made of the master defect cast for working cast and milled noses for impression for wax sculpting with Dow Croning 3110 RTV Silicone and Catalyst.

Wax Sculpting

Mold Making of a Two-Piece Flask Mold

Intrinsic Coloring & Mold Packing

Factor II, Inc. A-2186 Fast platinum-based silicone was used to mix base color, red blush glaze (surface vasculature), gold tan glaze, dark brown glaze (freckles), shadow (depth).

Trimming & Extrinsic Coloring

Excess flashing and seams inside nares were trimmed with scissors and silicone bur.

Final color match with extrinsic pigments and A-564 Acetoxy Silicone Adhesive with condensation cure.

Powdered with confectioners sugar for a matte finish.

Complete Nasal Prosthesis