1801 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46613


Best In Market

Leaders in friction welding and automation.

Friction Welding Products

Customized friction welding equipment for your production needs.

Custom Automation

Robotic automation to help load, unload, part testing and so much more.

Global Support

Our products are in use all over the world with exceptional reliability.

About Us

Delivering solutions that enable you to work smarter

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. 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.

All your friction welding and automation in one place

We make equipment that will
make your production more efficient

Friction Welders
Engineering and Concept
Onsite installation, training and service available.