China’s funeral parlours use 3D printing to restore faces of the dead destroyed by tragedy, revolutionise mortuary practice

//China’s funeral parlours use 3D printing to restore faces of the dead destroyed by tragedy, revolutionise mortuary practice

China’s funeral parlours use 3D printing to restore faces of the dead destroyed by tragedy, revolutionise mortuary practice

In Zhang Lianchao’s first year working as a mortician he saw a lot of dead bodies, but none quite like the body of a woman who had tragically plunged to her death from a tall building – she barely had a face any more.“Her head had an open wound, shaped like a petunia ... when the family came, they carried all the tissues, including the brain, in a plastic bag,” he said. Zhang said he and his coworkers at the Xi’an Funeral Home can often spend more than 10 hours working on a body like this; they…

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