Don't belong to hardly any online forums so I'd figured I would ask here in hopes of someone pointing me in the right direction. The company I work for has a die that is made out of stainless that had a nut get pushed through and damaged it. In the past when these were damaged everyone including the manufacturer said it couldn't be fixed due to warping the thin metal when heat is applied. A new die is in the neighborhood of $20k. This is the first time this happened where I saw it in person so instead of taking everyone's word for it, I wanted to reach out if anyone has any experience in fixing something like this or can point me in the right direction. Seems to me a competent body shop that does restoration work would be a good place to start, but I know stainless is a different animal and really might not be fixable. I would provide a picture but not able to currently locate it. The basic shape of what I am talking about is a curve with a radius of around 3-4 inches with slots that are about 2.3 mm wide and 150 mm long. The slot is bent and that is what needs to be brought back to a circular shape either through bending and shaping or cutting out the bad piece and welding in a new one.