In China Funeral home uses 3D printing to restore and reconstruct dead bodies

A Chinese funeral home is currently the talk of the Internet after using 3D printing technology to restore and reconstruct dead bodies.

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Funeral home uses 3D printing to restore and reconstruct dead bodies

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A Chinese funeral home is currently the talk of the Internet after using 3D printing technology to restore and reconstruct dead bodies.

Longhua, a Shanghai-based funeral home, is reportedly taking advantage of 3D printing advances to restore bodies damaged in accidents, natural disasters or fires.

"It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them," said Shanghai Funeral and Interment Service Center official Liu Fengming to Shanghai Daily.

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Funeral home uses 3D printing to restore and reconstruct dead bodies

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The results can make the bodies appear younger and more attractive posthumously, the funeral home said.

The technology can restore the appearance of disfigured bodies and faces to about 95 percent correctness, a close copy.

The 3D printing was reportedly used on the faces of firefighters last year who died from an explosion in Tianjin, Shanghai Daily noted.

The Longhua facility is reportedly the first of its kind in China and is capable of making its repairs look more natural, despite slight disparities, according to CRI English.

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