HA/316L powder asymmetrical functionally gradient biomaterial (FGM) with varying 316L content at 100vol%, 80vol%, 60vol%, 40vol%, 20vol%, 0vol% throughout the thickness of the samples was successfully fabricated by hot pressing(HP) technique. The stress relaxation behavior indicates that gradient structure of the asymmetrical HA/316L FGM has prominent relaxation effect of thermal residual stress. The largest stress in the FGM is 246.13 MPa, which is belonging to tensile stress and at 316L-80vol%HA/ 316L interface. The surfaces of HA/316L FGM are covered with a layer of bone-like apatite after soaking in dynamic SBF, and the apatite increases with the increase of HA content. It reveals that HA/316L FGM with good bioactivity can be obtained with reasonable component design of gradient layers.