The strength of PM is the net shape capability — often providing a finished stainless steel component after the stainless steel powder, sintering operation. Sizing or coining operations are used for more demanding dimensional requirements. Additional feature complexity can be gained using a variety of machining applications including grinding, turning, milling, tapping, etc. Oil impregnation utilizes PM’s porous pathways as a built in lubrication reservoir. Other surface treatments are also available to achieve specific requirements.