Life casting allows creation of exact portraits and body reproduction. We regularly use this practice in the special effects industry, where it is used in the creation of prosthetics, props, and animatronics, most commonly for film and television.
AFX Studios Inc. has produced castings for use in medical field in the creation and fitting of prostheses, dentures, and medical testing devices.
A death mask is a similar process to life casting, with the major difference being that a death mask is created from a dead person's face. AFX is available for travel for this service.
Life cast is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living body, through the use of molding and casting techniques. Life casting can also be practiced on living animals.
The most common life casts are of torso, pregnant bellies, hands, faces and full head with shoulders. Life casting is usually limited to a section of the body at a time, but full-body life casts are available as well. The standout feature of life casts is their high level of realism and detail. Life casts can replicate details as small as fingerprints and pores.
A variety of materials such as medical silicones and dental grade alginates are common place to us. The overall casting pose, size, and amount of detail of the part will determine technique and cost.
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