Stainless steels are iron based alloys developed with corrosion resistance, high strength, wear and abrasion resistance center to its use. Stainless can be cast or pressed via powdered metal. Powdered metal is ideal when the parts are in need of strict cost guideline, net shape and fine surface finish.
Once parts grow in size casting becomes next alternative.
Painting, plating, polishing and machining are all considered standard secondary operations for stainless. There are no special needs in the tooling area, similar to other cast metals. On the powdered metal side elevated sintering temperatures are needed.