Bizarre uses for 3D printing

Since 3D printing became more mainstream, there has been an influx of weird uses of the technology.

We scoured the internet for some of the best.

1. 3D foetus. If you just can't wait to see your unborn child, why not have a life-size replica 3D printed from your ultrasound? (Because it's creepy, that's why).

2. Your own head. A Japanese manufacturer – CloneFactory - can 3D print a tiny version of your own head. This can then be attached to a tiny doll, and voila, you have a mini-you.

3. A sandwich in the shape of a shoe. No, they didn't actually print the sandwich – we're not quite there yet. An American man designed a shoe-shaped baking mould, 3D printed it, filled it with dough and baked a shoe loaf. He then used the bottom of the mould to cut out sandwich ingredients in the shape of the shoe bread and made a shoe sandwich.

4. Swimwear. Continuum Fashions has printed a bikini. That's right. You can now wear something that comes out of a printer... whether it will stay together in the pool is another matter.

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