Arc Junkies and ESAB to Launch Filler Metal Friday Podcast

May 2, 2018

Florence, S.C. – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products and Arc Junkies Podcast have agreed to produce 12 podcast episodes featuring interviews with ESAB's filler metal experts. Named Filler Metal Friday, the 30-minute long segments will air once a month beginning May 4.

The show will discuss application challenges related to filler metals, with each podcast focusing on a specific topic. The inaugural episode will focus on challenges related to feeding aluminum filler wire when MIG welding. At the end of every episode, ESAB filler metal experts will answer questions posted on ESAB's social media sites.

"Choosing the right filler metals for your application, optimizing your equipment set up and using the correct welding techniques are essential for quality and productivity," says aluminum expert Thomas Pfaller, CWI, Technical Services Engineer, AlcoTec Wire Corp., an ESAB brand. "Filler Metal Friday podcasts will help everyone from weekend welders to high volume fabricators make informed filler metal decisions. Many of the aluminum challenges welders face every day can be solved with simple adjustments, such as using the correct grade of aluminum filler wire, tensioning drive rolls properly or tweaking wire run-in speed because aluminum needs a little more pre-heat time."

Pfaller appears on the first Filler Metal Friday podcast. The first Friday of every month, Filler Metal Fridays will feature a new ESAB expert, such as those who specialize in cored wires, stainless steel filler metals and Stick electrodes.

Arc Junkies is dedicated to inspiring those that get their hands dirty every day. The podcast helps keep them motivated to better themselves, get the most from their trade, make money and keep building America. Arc Junkies is hosted by Detroit-based Jimmy McKnight. A welder himself, Jimmy interviews blue collar Americans — welders, blacksmiths, machinists, builders, drillers, makers and more. For example, Jimmy interviews our good friend Ian Johnson of Big Tire Garage in Episode 23.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe.
Launch Filler Metal Friday Podcast
Tune in the first Friday of every month for Filler Metal Fridays,
a new podcast produced by ESAB and Arc Junkies that
discusses application challenges related to filler metals.
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