Air New Zealand prints 3D cocktail trays

Air New Zealand is getting set to explore the innovative possibilities of 3D printing.

The Auckland-based carrier announced last week that the process could be ideal for cutting manufacturing costs and controlling replacement stock.

For the moment Air New Zealand, in collaboration with the Auckland University of Technology, has settled on producing cocktail trays for its business class passengers.

The technology typically uses a digital process to produce a completely integrated part-combination object as a single finished product by creating ‘layers’ of material.

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