Intro To Filler Materials

Welding is the process of joining metals together. In that process, there is often a need for a filler material or consumable so that there is a strong bond between the two metals. In certain welding techniques, like arc welding, the filler material doesn’t just fill the seam, but it also makes it easier to control the flame of the electric arc.

Welding is the process of joining metals together. In that process, there is often a need for a filler material or consumable so that there is a strong bond between the two metals. In certain welding techniques, like arc welding, the filler material doesn’t just fill the seam, but it also makes it easier to control the flame of the electric arc.

There are a variety of consumables and filler materials based on the type of welding you’re doing. Solid wire, rod electrode, and cored wire are some examples.

So, which filler material goes with which type of welding? Some fillers are for ferrous metals, while others are for non-ferrous metals. You’ll want to make sure the filler material has the same melting point as the base metal, as well as ensuring that the strength of the materials being welded together are roughly equivalent so that the bond between them maintains integrity.

Not only do you need to have those qualities in mind, but you will also want to make sure your yield and tensile strengths are adequate for the welding process in question. Tensile strength is the amount of stress a material can take before it breaks, while yield strength is the amount of stress a material can handle before it starts to deform like a plastic.

So, back to the question of: which materials go with which type of welding? Well, there are a lot of factors that go into the decision of what kind of filler material is right for you. Here, at Sidney Lee Welding, we’re happy to have some of our experts help you figure out the best filler material for your project. Of course, we can provide all of your filler material as well as any welding gas needs in GA for your project.