Inconel® 625 stainless steel, with a chromium-nickel and low carbon content, is used for its outstanding corrosion resistance especially at elevated temperatures. This alloy has similar physical properties and fabrication characteristics as Type 304 at room temperature. The unique chemistry of Inconel® 625 increases the corrosion resistance in salt water applications and against high temperature oxidation. In the medical field, it has served the MRI compatible market due to its high nickel content that keeps a low magnetic permeability even at high strengths. Inconel® 625 is more expensive than 304, but is readily available.