Tanaka to Exhibit World’s First Successful Platinum-Based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tokyo-based Tanaka Holding announced on November 18 that, through Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, they have become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder for use with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printers. This is big news for the 3D printing materials world; this discovery has the potential to revolutionize the materials used during the SLS process. The company also succeeded in developing platinum group metallic powder using nickel-based alloys with platinum and iridium additives, and even manufactured objects using these powders as a Proof of Concept, proving their materials do in fact work, so much so that they are bringing them to market.
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