Making a Worthington X-Series Steel Scuba Cylinder

There is great facination with How Things Are Made. This video from Worthington provides insight into the manufacturing and testing of XS Scuba X-Series steel scuba cylinders. From the initial blank preparation to the final inspection and testing, nothing is left to the imagination. This video is provided for you by the folks at XS Scuba and posted by

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