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The high strength, corrosion resistance, and low magnetic permeability of this alloy allow it to be used as a material for medical implants. XM-19 is composed of between 20% and 23% chromium, 11% to 13% nickel, 4% to 6% manganese, and 1.5% to 3% molybdenum, with the balance being iron. Also found in XM-19 are trace amounts of carbon, silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, columbium (or niobium) and vanadium. As noted previously, it is much stronger than Stainless Steels 316/316L and 317/317L; however, the same fabrication equipment and procedures used for the Stainless Steel 300 grades can be utilized for XM-19. In addition, the same cooling techniques used for Stainless Steels 316/316L and 317/317L can be utilized for XM-19.