Arc Junkies Podcast

Arc Junkies, ESAB launch filler-metal podcast

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products and Arc Junkies Podcast plan 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 Friday, 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,” said Thomas Pfaller, a technical services engineer and aluminum expert with AlcoTec Wire Corp, which is 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, which will feature an ESAB expert specializing in cored wires, stainless-steel filler metals, Stick electrodes or other relevant areas the first Friday of every month.

Arc Junkies is dedicated to inspiring folks who 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, including welders, blacksmiths, machinists, builders, drillers, makers and more.

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