In this work, 316L stainless steel (SS) powder was used. The composition of the powder is as follows: 0.015% C, 1.75% Mn, 0.45% Si, 17.24% Cr, 2.79% Mo, 14.65% Ni, and balance iron. Mixed powder was compressed cold using single action press under 800 MPa pressure. Compressed samples were sintered at 1200 degrees C, 1250 degrees C, and 1300 degrees C into the nitrogen gas atmosphere. In order to determine the mechanical properties of the produced specimens, the fatigue tests, tensile test, three-point bending test, impact test and hardness tests were applied to the specimens. Determined mechanical properties in the result of this work were compared to the properties as stated in ASTM F138-G2. Besides that to define the microstructures of the produced specimens in detail, metallographic studies were performed. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.