World’s First Success in Development and Formation of Platinum-based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tokyo, Nov 18, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. announced today that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals Group’s manufacturing business had become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder supporting selective laser sintering 3D printers. The company also succeeded in developing platinum group metallic powder using nickel-based alloys with platinum and iridium additives, and manufacturing objects using them. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo will have an exhibit at POWTEX TOKYO 2014, an exhibition to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from November 26 (Wed) until November 28 (Fri), 2014, and after showcasing these platinum group powder materials for the first time, sample delivery will commence December 1, 2014.

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