The 950Pt/Ru powder, which will be launched in collaboration with the Platinum Guild International (PGI), has been designed to use with the company’s direct precious metal 3D printing system – Precious M 080.
Cooksongold said it has enabled 3D printing technology to become a “viable commercial opportunity” for the platinum jewellery industry for the first time.
The powder has been specifically designed for 3D printing, which Cooksongold said ensures that once the designs have been printed they can be post-processed, milled and polished to the high standards required without any of the common problems associated with other Pt alloys.
David Fletcher, business development manager, said: “This is one of the most revolutionary developments for the 3D printing technology. Helping to eliminate the common problems associated with casting platinum, it will become vital for bespoke and low volume platinum jewellery production.”
The powder will join Cooksongold’s existing portfolio of advanced metal powders, which consists of 18ct 3N yellow gold, 18ct white gold, 18ct 5N red gold and Brilliante 925 silver. The company said it expects to release more throughout 2016.
The new product will be showcased at Cooksongold’s stand at Baselworld which is taking place between 17-24 March.