Inertia Friction Welding

1801 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46613-2221
United States


Inertia Friction Welding (IFW), a division of SSD® Control Technology, Inc. (SSD®) was founded in 1994 as Inertia Friction Welding, Inc., for the purpose of manufacturing friction welding and other types of special machines. In January of 2002, SSD® and Inertia Friction Welding, Inc. merged and IFW became a division of SSD®.

IFW is recognized as a technology leader in the inertia welding and friction welding industry. IFW was able to find its niche in the market by providing fast deliveries, innovative control systems, user-friendly software, and excellent service. IFW offers a complete line of true friction welding systems, hybrid friction welding systems, and inertia friction welding systems. All sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service are conducted from the same SSD® location.

IFW and SSD® have combined to provide equipment and engineering solutions to a wide range of customers, including automotive, aerospace, vinyl extruders, and vinyl fabricators. IFW and SSD® 's innovative design and engineering efforts have also yielded patents that reflect their talent and long-term commitment to their respective industries

Inertia Friction Welding, an innovative machine tool manufacturer combining customer sensitivity, market vision and leading technology focused on providing a substantial value to our customers. Our overall engineering philosophy is to apply new insights, without changing any "tried and true" engineering designs, allowing us to stay on the leading edge of technology. Most importantly, our team looks forward to building long term partnerships with our customers, employees, suppliers and community at large.