Funeral home uses 3D printers to fix dead bodies damaged by accidents or fires


Funeral home (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A funeral home in China, announced that it is offering its clients a service to give the dead much needed facelifts using 3D printers.

Longhua of Shanghai, said that its employees use 3D printers to restore bodies damaged in accidents, natural disasters or fires.

After restoring the bodies, they appear younger and more attractive than before they died. Until now, artists used make up for damaged bodies, but the results often fell short of expectations.

Longhua is the first funeral home in the country to use 3D printers. The technology can restore the appearance of the faces to about 95 percent, and correct disfigured bodies.

The technology was used on the faces of firefighters who died in an explosion in Tianjin. The estimated cost to fix a body is $700.