This past spring I visited with Molly Jones, Library Director for the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) and we spoke about their interest in borrowing our 3D printer. One of the arts they teach is reconstruction and being able to create the structural piece you might need, with not a lot of time to do it, sounds practically quite useful to the faculty there. As Molly shared, think of the example of someone who died in a car accident. The family wants them to look good but perhaps their face was damaged. In Restorative Art, students learn how to reconstruct a nose or an ear or a chin, after studying the bones and muscles of the head. It sounded similar to how surgeons are using the 3D printers. Who knew?
Founded in 1882, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is considered one of the premier mortuary colleges in the U.S. The current campus is located on 16 acres of land in a facility designed and built for the school. CCMS is nationally accredited and offers both Associates and Bachelor degrees.