Company Sells 3D Print Models of Unborn Fetuses for $600

Company Sells 3D Print Models of Unborn Fetuses for $600

3D Print Fetus Model

"Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby," claims company 3D Babies.

Having a baby changes people, this is true, but you would hope there are certain boundaries we would still know not to cross. Getting an ultrasound of your unborn child? Heartwarming. Spending several hundred dollars on a realistic, 3D printed model to cradle before the kid is even born? That's...a little more extreme.

Company 3D Babies, however, is convinced that people are going to want such a service now that 3D printers are all the rage. For $600, they will take an ultrasound and turn that image of your soon-to-be bundle of joy into a life-sized fetal sculpture that can be used later to terrify the youngin' during their formative years and scare away any dates they bring home during high school.

For the more budget-minded connoisseurs of fetal sculptures, 3D Babies also offers mini baby models for $200 and half-size baby models for $400. And for those of you who think having a model of your own child is just too humdrum, 3D Babies also sells a miniature model of North West - as in the infant daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - for a mere $250. Because if you're the kind of person to drop several hundred bucks on a fetus model, why stop at just your own kid?

Source: 3D Babies via Fast Company

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what I don't understand (other than the outwardly creepiness of this,) is how they are able to make a 3d model of an ultrasound which from what I remember just gives you a 2d depiction of the fetus.

The only thing I have taken away from this article is the new found knowledge that Kanye West's daughter is called North West... I don't even.

kat-pottz:
what I don't understand (other than the outwardly creepiness of this,) is how they are able to make a 3d model of an ultrasound which from what I remember just gives you a 2d depiction of the fetus.

Ultrasounds can perform a lot of different types of scans, 3D and "4D" included.

If this is successful at all then I can only assume being pregnant makes people, very stupid and creepy.

Now that is quite disturbing. Imagine that your parents had a statue of you as a fetus shown behind some glass. Creepy.

Am I the only one who finds it more creepy than adorable? Even it is your own kid, I could not imagine buying a lifeless plastic doll depicting it in its fetus state.

kat-pottz:
what I don't understand (other than the outwardly creepiness of this,) is how they are able to make a 3d model of an ultrasound which from what I remember just gives you a 2d depiction of the fetus.

Waves are sent at different angles, inteference pattern then is converted into a 3d model by computer software.

BlameTheWizards:
And for those of you who think having a model of your own child is just too humdrum, 3D Babies also sells a miniature model of North West - as in the infant daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - for a mere $250

It was just pretty creepy until I read this part. Now it's truly terrifying.

I think this is the point where, beyond my expectations, one can safely say science has gone too far.

Really though, it does seem like a bit...too much.

This just sounds like another reason why having a miscarriage would be horrible.

Well, I've never seen a more apt name for a company than "3D Baby."

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I never put much thought into 'deal-breakers' for a relationship, but know I have.

Think about the horror house possibilities! Instead of actual fetuses in a jar, we can now have fake ones! It's a much more sanitary option, no formaldehyde needed. Why restrict this technology to human fetuses when you can have 3D-printed livestock fetuses? Pig fetuses, cow fetuses, goat fetuses, horse fetuses, all 3D printable.

Well, that's fucking disturbing.

"Look son, this is you when you weren't quite finished!"

Nokturos:
Well, that's fucking disturbing.

"Look son, this is you when you weren't quite finished!"

Still not as disturbing as anothjer possibility.

"This would have been your sister."

Isn't North a boys name?

Worgen:
If this is successful at all then I can only assume being pregnant makes people, very stupid and creepy.

You might be surprised at how very stupid and creepy parents can be anyway. I realize it can be a gray area for most, but in my book saving human parts like umbilical tissue or foreskin crosses the crazy-line.

Part of me sees this as totally morbid, like there has got to be some biological trigger in a person's brain that makes seeing a fetus outside the body repulsive, much like unconscious brain triggers affect how we see others as being diseased or healthy. Another angle I'm wondering about is anti-abortion activists using this as a means to promote their viewpoint. Not sure how, but if there's a way they'd eventually find it.

For my part the creep factor is upwards of 9/10 on this one. It just seems wrong. Can't imagine a person doing this and them losing the pregnancy. It's never easy, but a keepsake like this might make it that much harder.

kailus13:

Isn't North a boys name?

Pretty sure North isn't a name at all.

The fetus in that picture doesn't look real at all. Looks like an adults face on a tiny body...

That is a terrible, terrible idea. What if something goes wrong during the pregnancy? Are you going to want to have this plastic model around to forever remind you of your loss?

Just in case you want to confirm your status as that one really creepy fucking mother.

WHY?! We pretty much all look the same as fetuses, there's barely any distinct features yet, and we don't look particularly cute either, at least in my opinion.

On top of that, anyone who's seen an ultrasound would know that they're hardly crystal clear images, meaning the creators of the 3D model are going to fill in a lot of blanks themselves. So basically what you're getting is an artists representation of what you're incredibly generic looking baby might look like. 600 dollars well spent.

michael87cn:
The fetus in that picture doesn't look real at all. Looks like an adults face on a tiny body...

Agreed, it's face is gigantic relative to it's head, they were probably trying to make it look cuter and less like an alien (supporting my point about this being an artist rendition, and not even a good one) but that's not the way fetuses, or even young children, look. The fact that it's smiling also wreaks of embellishment, I don't think I've ever seen a baby smile quite that distinctly. Again why bother if it's not even going to be accurate?

Well there's something I didn't know I never wanted to see.

People are crazy... What more is there to say?

((Is anyone else noticing an increase in avatar pic's taken from rule34 pictures lately? Or have they just always been there?))

This is creepy as fuck. But if they'd go so far as to offer them in marzipan instead of plastic, that'd be so terrible that it'd come around the other side and be cool again. Probably.

Wait so Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are pimping out their daughter while she's still in the womb?

 

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