Welding products maker Esab is working with the people behind the “Arc Junkies Podcast” to create 12 episodes featuring interviews with Esab’s filler metal experts. 

Named “Filler Metal Friday,” the podcasts will be 30-minute segments that will air the first Friday of every month and will feature an Esab expert who specializes in cored wires, stainless steel filler metals and stick electrodes.

Each podcast will focus on specific topics and application challenges in relation to filler metals and the company’s experts will answer questions posted on Esab’s social media sites.

The first podcast aired May 4 and focused on challenges related to feeding aluminum filler wire when MIG welding. Thomas Pfaller, a technical services engineer for Esab’s AlcoTec Wire Corp., appeared on the first podcast.

“Filler Metal Friday podcasts will help everyone from weekend welders to high volume fabricators make informed filler metal decisions,” Pfaller said. “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 preheat time.”