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Produktionsmitarbeiter (m/w)
New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,
New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,
Ansprechpartner Kunststofftechnik
GREGOR STADLER
ANDREAS TAGINI
MICHAEL NINDL
Ansprechpartner Mould Tec
HARALD SCHICKLGRUBER
New team
New team
New service department
New service department
ifw: Innovating for 50 years –
ifw: Innovating for 50 years –
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ifw mould tec redefines the future
ifw mould tec redefines the future
Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec
Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec
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Produktionsmitarbeiter (m/w)

New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,

Smaller production batch sizes are becoming increasingly important in fitting production. For this reason, ifw has developed and introduced simple and economical automation solutions in close cooperation between its subsidiaries ifw mould tec and ifw kunststofftechnik to increase efficiency and make work easier for employees. The name says it all - "ifw Easy Automatization".

The trend towards ever smaller production batches has been apparent for several years. Customers also increasingly want company-specific information on the components and a broader colour spectrum. For this reason, ifw put together an internal team consisting of experts from toolmaking (ifw mould tec) and parts production (ifw kunststofftechnik). The assignment: to develop an automation solution to increase efficiency and make work easier for production staff in the manufacture of small and medium-sized batches. ifw Managing Director Gerald Neudeck: "Our goal was and is a technically simple, economically attractive and mature system that significantly increases efficiency."

Process-safe, simple, handling systems

The practical tests are carried out by ifw in its own plastics technology department. Specifically, in the contract manufacturing of fittings with diameters from 32 to 110 mm. Authorised signatory Christian Otte: "On the one hand, our new development automates the insertion of the seals into the fittings and takes over the leak test. On the other hand, it also applies EAN labels and places the fittings in the appropriate packaging size." Customers of ifw kunststofftechnik, says Otte, will benefit from a further shortening and flexibilization of delivery times as well as savings in warehousing, which ifw also offers as part of its obligatory 360° service.

Shorter set-up times thanks to intelligent modular system

Mould tec Sales Manager and Authorised Representative Harald Schicklgruber points out the short set-up times resulting from the well thought-out concepts, especially for the fittings industry: "Automation in fittings production is basically nothing new, but with the "ifw Easy Automatizations Solutions" we have put together intelligent and extremely space-saving automation packages. It guarantees economical work even when changeovers have to be made several times a week. As a result, orders with smaller quantities can be handled cost-efficiently, despite the set-up effort of the automation." In concrete terms, the reason for the short changeover times lies in intelligent modular systems. A flexibly configurable, multifunctional handling head with numerous modules enables the manipulation of almost all fitting variants. The possibilities of 3D printing technology have been integrated. In this respect, it is only logical that ifw will also offer these automation solutions to ifw tooling customers in the future.

Injection mould and automation from a single source

ifw Managing Director Gerald Neudeck: "Of course, we will not only use the advantages of "ifw Easy Automatization" in our own plastics production. As a technology leader in the production of highly innovative injection moulds for fittings, we feel obliged to also offer this new development to our customers who invest in new moulds from ifw."

New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,

Smaller production batch sizes are becoming increasingly important in fitting production. For this reason, ifw has developed and introduced simple and economical automation solutions in close cooperation between its subsidiaries ifw mould tec and ifw kunststofftechnik to increase efficiency and make work easier for employees. The name says it all - "ifw Easy Automatization".

The trend towards ever smaller production batches has been apparent for several years. Customers also increasingly want company-specific information on the components and a broader colour spectrum. For this reason, ifw put together an internal team consisting of experts from toolmaking (ifw mould tec) and parts production (ifw kunststofftechnik). The assignment: to develop an automation solution to increase efficiency and make work easier for production staff in the manufacture of small and medium-sized batches. ifw Managing Director Gerald Neudeck: "Our goal was and is a technically simple, economically attractive and mature system that significantly increases efficiency."

Process-safe, simple, handling systems

The practical tests are carried out by ifw in its own plastics technology department. Specifically, in the contract manufacturing of fittings with diameters from 32 to 110 mm. Authorised signatory Christian Otte: "On the one hand, our new development automates the insertion of the seals into the fittings and takes over the leak test. On the other hand, it also applies EAN labels and places the fittings in the appropriate packaging size." Customers of ifw kunststofftechnik, says Otte, will benefit from a further shortening and flexibilization of delivery times as well as savings in warehousing, which ifw also offers as part of its obligatory 360° service.

Shorter set-up times thanks to intelligent modular system

Mould tec Sales Manager and Authorised Representative Harald Schicklgruber points out the short set-up times resulting from the well thought-out concepts, especially for the fittings industry: "Automation in fittings production is basically nothing new, but with the "ifw Easy Automatizations Solutions" we have put together intelligent and extremely space-saving automation packages. It guarantees economical work even when changeovers have to be made several times a week. As a result, orders with smaller quantities can be handled cost-efficiently, despite the set-up effort of the automation." In concrete terms, the reason for the short changeover times lies in intelligent modular systems. A flexibly configurable, multifunctional handling head with numerous modules enables the manipulation of almost all fitting variants. The possibilities of 3D printing technology have been integrated. In this respect, it is only logical that ifw will also offer these automation solutions to ifw tooling customers in the future.

Injection mould and automation from a single source

ifw Managing Director Gerald Neudeck: "Of course, we will not only use the advantages of "ifw Easy Automatization" in our own plastics production. As a technology leader in the production of highly innovative injection moulds for fittings, we feel obliged to also offer this new development to our customers who invest in new moulds from ifw."

Ansprechpartner Kunststofftechnik

GREGOR STADLER

ANDREAS TAGINI

MICHAEL NINDL

Ansprechpartner Mould Tec

HARALD SCHICKLGRUBER

New team

"Strengthening strengths" is the name of the game with the new management board of the ifw Group based in the Upper Austrian town of Micheldorf. The new three-man team under the leadership of CEO Gerald Neudeck attaches particular importance to the further optimization of customer benefits resulting from the combination of ifw kunststofftechnik and ifw mould tec. This is why they are investing specifically in automation and personnel as well as in the further expansion of research and development.

Alongside CEO Gerald Neudeck, two authorized signatories (Christian Otte, AIE and Ing. Harald Schicklgruber, MIB MBA) have been responsible since May this year for the continuous growth strategy that ifw has committed itself to. The focus here lies both in acquiring new customers and in expanding the offering for existing customers. And they consider themselves to be in an excellent position to do so, not only due to leading-edge technology. Furthermore, the customers will be offered additional benefits resulting from the unique combination of injection mould manufacturing (ifw mould tec) and injection-moulding contract production (ifw kunststofftechnik). CEO Gerald Neudeck: "Due to these synergy effects, we can offer our business partners even more attractive solutions to meet their broad range of needs."

Additional investment in automation and development

The ifw Group offers the entire development and production process for plastic products, as well as only parts thereof. Authorized signatory Harald Schicklgruber: "When a customer comes to us with a vision, we can develop the necessary moulds for them and, if necessary, take on component production in batches of any size and provide the corresponding logistics services. And we are equally happy to handle injection-moulding contract production orders with existing customer moulds as well. Everything is possible, all the way through to providing after-sales service for ifw and third-party moulds." In order to reinforce this positioning as a full-range supplier for all eventualities, the new management team is planning additional investments in research, as well as further automation in the two sister companies. Some of this is already underway.

Progressive diversification of the product range

ifw kunststofftechnik already manufactures an 8-cavity elbow fully automatically in large quantities. In addition, autonomous production planning is currently in the test phase. This will go live during the course of next year. Authorized signatory and co-proprietor Christian Otte emphasizes that no jobs will be lost due to this automation. Quite the opposite. "In spite of automation measures, we have already hired 10 percent more employees this year than last." The employment campaign at ifw is also justified by another fundamental decision that is leading to diversification of the product range. While not only fittings, but also products for the automotive and packaging sectors, are being manufactured in the plastics engineering (Kunststofftechnik) division, the focus in the mouldmaking division is almost entirely on manufacturing moulds for fittings, albeit for various industrial sectors. The aim is to change this step by step from the position of the global leader in quality and to successively expand the product range.

New team

"Strengthening strengths" is the name of the game with the new management board of the ifw Group based in the Upper Austrian town of Micheldorf. The new three-man team under the leadership of CEO Gerald Neudeck attaches particular importance to the further optimization of customer benefits resulting from the combination of ifw kunststofftechnik and ifw mould tec. This is why they are investing specifically in automation and personnel as well as in the further expansion of research and development.

Alongside CEO Gerald Neudeck, two authorized signatories (Christian Otte, AIE and Ing. Harald Schicklgruber, MIB MBA) have been responsible since May this year for the continuous growth strategy that ifw has committed itself to. The focus here lies both in acquiring new customers and in expanding the offering for existing customers. And they consider themselves to be in an excellent position to do so, not only due to leading-edge technology. Furthermore, the customers will be offered additional benefits resulting from the unique combination of injection mould manufacturing (ifw mould tec) and injection-moulding contract production (ifw kunststofftechnik). CEO Gerald Neudeck: "Due to these synergy effects, we can offer our business partners even more attractive solutions to meet their broad range of needs."

Additional investment in automation and development

The ifw Group offers the entire development and production process for plastic products, as well as only parts thereof. Authorized signatory Harald Schicklgruber: "When a customer comes to us with a vision, we can develop the necessary moulds for them and, if necessary, take on component production in batches of any size and provide the corresponding logistics services. And we are equally happy to handle injection-moulding contract production orders with existing customer moulds as well. Everything is possible, all the way through to providing after-sales service for ifw and third-party moulds." In order to reinforce this positioning as a full-range supplier for all eventualities, the new management team is planning additional investments in research, as well as further automation in the two sister companies. Some of this is already underway.

Progressive diversification of the product range

ifw kunststofftechnik already manufactures an 8-cavity elbow fully automatically in large quantities. In addition, autonomous production planning is currently in the test phase. This will go live during the course of next year. Authorized signatory and co-proprietor Christian Otte emphasizes that no jobs will be lost due to this automation. Quite the opposite. "In spite of automation measures, we have already hired 10 percent more employees this year than last." The employment campaign at ifw is also justified by another fundamental decision that is leading to diversification of the product range. While not only fittings, but also products for the automotive and packaging sectors, are being manufactured in the plastics engineering (Kunststofftechnik) division, the focus in the mouldmaking division is almost entirely on manufacturing moulds for fittings, albeit for various industrial sectors. The aim is to change this step by step from the position of the global leader in quality and to successively expand the product range.

New service department

With the official launch of its new After Sales & Service department, ifw mould tec is reinforcing its position as a 360° partner for customers all over the world. At the same time, the leading international specialist in injection moulds is now also launching an offensive into the field of professional service and maintenance of high-quality third-party moulds.

Since its foundation 50 years ago, ifw has paid great attention to servicing and maintaining the moulds produced in-house. With the opening of a dedicated After Sales & Service department, the company from Micheldorf, Austria, is now taking the next big step in this field. The range of services is also being expanded. CEO: "With our new Service department, we are, on the one hand, perfecting our one-stop-shop strategy for customers who work with ifw moulds. On the other, we are now also offering our service expertise to companies that work with products from other renowned manufacturers."

Mould tests in realistic conditions

In this process, ifw mould tec finds itself at an advantage not only due to leading technology, but also thanks to the close collaboration with its sister production company, ifw kunststofftechnik. This makes it possible to offer customers exclusive benefits resulting from the combination of mould manufacturing and injection moulding operations with a large machine park. For example, after maintenance and repairs, ifw tests the moulds often with the same machines upon which they will later be used by the customer. Furthermore, the after-sales offering attracts an international clientèle by extending beyond the usual services in this field.

Engineers on duty worldwide

Alongside inspection, maintenance and repairs through to sampling and technical process optimization, ifw mould tec also makes modifications to the moulds. These include enhancements and mould optimizations by means of targeted mechanical modifications. In addition, ifw offers customers an efficient spare parts management process because pre-produced standard parts can be made available exceptionally quickly. The company promises a similarly high level of flexibility when it comes to resolving production disruptions and optimizing processes. Sales Director Ing. Harald Schicklgruber: "As required, we communicate with the customer either online or by phone. Or we send out a multilingual engineer to look at the situation on site. No matter where in the world the customer is located. Such engineers are often precisely those experts who previously made the moulds ready for production. They therefore bring along all the relevant know-how and the best possible problem-solving expertise."

Partner for the entire life cycle

The range of services from ifw mould tec includes an extensive education and training offering, both in-house and on customer premises, as well as the option to order injection-moulding contract work. This work could be ordered, for example, to resolve short-term capacity bottlenecks or to completely outsource production for efficiency or machine technology reasons. CEO: "Our offering in the field of after-sales and service is a clear signal that, for ifw, collaboration continues long after the mould is sold. We regard ourselves as a reliable partner who is available to every customer at any time throughout the entire life cycle of the respective product."

New service department

With the official launch of its new After Sales & Service department, ifw mould tec is reinforcing its position as a 360° partner for customers all over the world. At the same time, the leading international specialist in injection moulds is now also launching an offensive into the field of professional service and maintenance of high-quality third-party moulds.

Since its foundation 50 years ago, ifw has paid great attention to servicing and maintaining the moulds produced in-house. With the opening of a dedicated After Sales & Service department, the company from Micheldorf, Austria, is now taking the next big step in this field. The range of services is also being expanded. CEO: "With our new Service department, we are, on the one hand, perfecting our one-stop-shop strategy for customers who work with ifw moulds. On the other, we are now also offering our service expertise to companies that work with products from other renowned manufacturers."

Mould tests in realistic conditions

In this process, ifw mould tec finds itself at an advantage not only due to leading technology, but also thanks to the close collaboration with its sister production company, ifw kunststofftechnik. This makes it possible to offer customers exclusive benefits resulting from the combination of mould manufacturing and injection moulding operations with a large machine park. For example, after maintenance and repairs, ifw tests the moulds often with the same machines upon which they will later be used by the customer. Furthermore, the after-sales offering attracts an international clientèle by extending beyond the usual services in this field.

Engineers on duty worldwide

Alongside inspection, maintenance and repairs through to sampling and technical process optimization, ifw mould tec also makes modifications to the moulds. These include enhancements and mould optimizations by means of targeted mechanical modifications. In addition, ifw offers customers an efficient spare parts management process because pre-produced standard parts can be made available exceptionally quickly. The company promises a similarly high level of flexibility when it comes to resolving production disruptions and optimizing processes. Sales Director Ing. Harald Schicklgruber: "As required, we communicate with the customer either online or by phone. Or we send out a multilingual engineer to look at the situation on site. No matter where in the world the customer is located. Such engineers are often precisely those experts who previously made the moulds ready for production. They therefore bring along all the relevant know-how and the best possible problem-solving expertise."

Partner for the entire life cycle

The range of services from ifw mould tec includes an extensive education and training offering, both in-house and on customer premises, as well as the option to order injection-moulding contract work. This work could be ordered, for example, to resolve short-term capacity bottlenecks or to completely outsource production for efficiency or machine technology reasons. CEO: "Our offering in the field of after-sales and service is a clear signal that, for ifw, collaboration continues long after the mould is sold. We regard ourselves as a reliable partner who is available to every customer at any time throughout the entire life cycle of the respective product."

ifw: Innovating for 50 years –

As a world-leading specialist in injection moulds, ifw stands out in the industry with its special quality and innovative strength.

With demanding requirements for the developed mould systems, the high-tech company always strives to set new standards – as it has for five decades now. Apart from its ability to create applicable industry standards in injection mould engineering, the company's strengths in injection-moulding contract production are always in demand.

Of particular importance here is the intensive exchange of experiences between ifw mould tec (injection mould manufacturing) and ifw kunststofftechnik (injection-moulding contract production), which are united under the umbrella of ifw holding. Synergies are exploited in the interaction between the two companies, in order to improve processes and to develop innovative solutions.

ifw is convinced that the market's call for sustainability can be met with innovations that result in greater efficiency and less use of plastics.

The scope of services extends from consultation, product development and 3D design, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, sampling, zero-series and series production, through to after-sales service. This makes it possible to fulfill the highest demands as a global partner for the fittings, packaging, automotive and furniture industries from the little Upper Austrian town of Micheldorf.

At this year's "K" in Düsseldorf, the leading international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, ifw will not only be showcasing its two fields of expertise – injection mould manufacturing and injection-moulding contract production – but also its exceptional injection mould systems.

Injection moulds beyond the industry standards for challenging materials.
An injection mould system has been developed and optimised especially for high-temperature materials. Specific expertise is required in order to offer highest quality for exceptional plastics. The specialists at ifw are well aware of the particular requirements for injection moulds in handling high temperatures in plastics processing. With their latest generation of high-tech injection moulds, it has been possible to increase the longevity and quality of the mould and consequently of the moulded parts as well. It was also possible to organise the setup and injection processes remarkably efficiently. Particular importance was attached to highest precision in the repetition rates and outstanding flexibility in the production of articles from high-temperature materials. This has allowed, for example, fitting sizes of Ø 16 to 32 mm to be produced in a master-mould solution through the simplest of changes. This is setting completely new standards in the industry!

Smart and highly efficient production.
The key feature of this unique and particularly easy-to-use injection mould system is multi-cavity fittings. This high-tech marvel is known as the ifw SE-System © (Smart Ejection system). It increases the degree of utilization of the machine employed by spectacularly reducing the required mould clamping force of the injection moulding machine. The smaller dimensions of the injection moulds also means that smaller machines can be used. This significantly lowers the cost of articles produced for each injection moulding machine – the increase in cost-effectiveness speaks for itself! Exclusive use of mechanically controlled movements in the injection mould reduces the complexity of machine operation to a bare minimum, actively supporting the avoidance of potential application errors.

In summary, this injection mould system achieves substantive cost-benefit results!

ifw injection mould systems for individual solutions.
The ifw master mould systems are real all-rounders. Straightforward replacement of mould parts allows different articles with various diameters, lengths, and pressure stages to be produced. The modular configuration of these mould systems results in a reduction in investment costs per article. ifw master mould systems are consequently true masters in terms of cost-effectiveness, increasing production efficiency, and the variety of individual solutions.

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH –
THE injection-moulding contract manufacturer for customer-specific plastic components.
ifw has not only made a name for itself as a world-leading specialist in the production of precision injection moulds, its expertise as a contract manufacturer of custom injection-moulded components is also highly sought after beyond the borders of Austria. Substantial investments have been made in recent times, not only in modernising the material drying plant, but also in expanding the pool of large machines for contract plastics manufacturing. This now boasts more than 20 state-of-the-art injection moulding machines with clamping forces ranging from 120 to 3,200 metric tons.

As a reliable partner for the industry, ifw offers particularly flexible contract production with provided customer moulds up to a component weight of 50 kg. Individual customer requirements are met in processing the widest variety of materials, such as PP, PVC, PE, PPSU, ABS, etc. Injection moulds provided by clients are serviced by ifw mould tec and can be stored on request. The offered range of contract manufacturing services is embraced across many sectors by the fittings, packaging, automotive and furniture industries. The injection moulding operation is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Visit us at K 2019 in Düsseldorf and learn more about our innovative and revolutionary injection mould systems. Find out about the unrivaled scope of services from a full-range supplier. We look forward to some very interesting discussions!

K 2019 – from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf
ifw: hall 1, stand C15

ifw: Innovating for 50 years –

As a world-leading specialist in injection moulds, ifw stands out in the industry with its special quality and innovative strength.

With demanding requirements for the developed mould systems, the high-tech company always strives to set new standards – as it has for five decades now. Apart from its ability to create applicable industry standards in injection mould engineering, the company's strengths in injection-moulding contract production are always in demand.

Of particular importance here is the intensive exchange of experiences between ifw mould tec (injection mould manufacturing) and ifw kunststofftechnik (injection-moulding contract production), which are united under the umbrella of ifw holding. Synergies are exploited in the interaction between the two companies, in order to improve processes and to develop innovative solutions.

ifw is convinced that the market's call for sustainability can be met with innovations that result in greater efficiency and less use of plastics.

The scope of services extends from consultation, product development and 3D design, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, sampling, zero-series and series production, through to after-sales service. This makes it possible to fulfill the highest demands as a global partner for the fittings, packaging, automotive and furniture industries from the little Upper Austrian town of Micheldorf.

At this year's "K" in Düsseldorf, the leading international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, ifw will not only be showcasing its two fields of expertise – injection mould manufacturing and injection-moulding contract production – but also its exceptional injection mould systems.

Injection moulds beyond the industry standards for challenging materials.
An injection mould system has been developed and optimised especially for high-temperature materials. Specific expertise is required in order to offer highest quality for exceptional plastics. The specialists at ifw are well aware of the particular requirements for injection moulds in handling high temperatures in plastics processing. With their latest generation of high-tech injection moulds, it has been possible to increase the longevity and quality of the mould and consequently of the moulded parts as well. It was also possible to organise the setup and injection processes remarkably efficiently. Particular importance was attached to highest precision in the repetition rates and outstanding flexibility in the production of articles from high-temperature materials. This has allowed, for example, fitting sizes of Ø 16 to 32 mm to be produced in a master-mould solution through the simplest of changes. This is setting completely new standards in the industry!

Smart and highly efficient production.
The key feature of this unique and particularly easy-to-use injection mould system is multi-cavity fittings. This high-tech marvel is known as the ifw SE-System © (Smart Ejection system). It increases the degree of utilization of the machine employed by spectacularly reducing the required mould clamping force of the injection moulding machine. The smaller dimensions of the injection moulds also means that smaller machines can be used. This significantly lowers the cost of articles produced for each injection moulding machine – the increase in cost-effectiveness speaks for itself! Exclusive use of mechanically controlled movements in the injection mould reduces the complexity of machine operation to a bare minimum, actively supporting the avoidance of potential application errors.

In summary, this injection mould system achieves substantive cost-benefit results!

ifw injection mould systems for individual solutions.
The ifw master mould systems are real all-rounders. Straightforward replacement of mould parts allows different articles with various diameters, lengths, and pressure stages to be produced. The modular configuration of these mould systems results in a reduction in investment costs per article. ifw master mould systems are consequently true masters in terms of cost-effectiveness, increasing production efficiency, and the variety of individual solutions.

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH –
THE injection-moulding contract manufacturer for customer-specific plastic components.
ifw has not only made a name for itself as a world-leading specialist in the production of precision injection moulds, its expertise as a contract manufacturer of custom injection-moulded components is also highly sought after beyond the borders of Austria. Substantial investments have been made in recent times, not only in modernising the material drying plant, but also in expanding the pool of large machines for contract plastics manufacturing. This now boasts more than 20 state-of-the-art injection moulding machines with clamping forces ranging from 120 to 3,200 metric tons.

As a reliable partner for the industry, ifw offers particularly flexible contract production with provided customer moulds up to a component weight of 50 kg. Individual customer requirements are met in processing the widest variety of materials, such as PP, PVC, PE, PPSU, ABS, etc. Injection moulds provided by clients are serviced by ifw mould tec and can be stored on request. The offered range of contract manufacturing services is embraced across many sectors by the fittings, packaging, automotive and furniture industries. The injection moulding operation is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Visit us at K 2019 in Düsseldorf and learn more about our innovative and revolutionary injection mould systems. Find out about the unrivaled scope of services from a full-range supplier. We look forward to some very interesting discussions!

K 2019 – from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf
ifw: hall 1, stand C15

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ifw mould tec redefines the future

It also expanded its After Sales & Service program. This means that customers continue to be guaranteed top quality and expertise.

90 tonnes: Such was the quantity of steel recently used to manufacture a 60-tonne mould – the largest ever produced by ifw mould tec. Headquartered in Micheldorf, Austria, and serving the production needs of the fitting, automotive, furniture and packaging industries, the company succeeded in further expanding its know-how in the field of large-scale mouldmaking in recent years. All prominent international manufacturers have long placed their trust in the company’s wide-ranging expertise.

At the same time, significant progress was also achieved in the processing of polyethylene (PE). As Managing Director explains: “The material is actually optimized for extrusion. However, we have come up with our own design method for making optimal use of PE in the injection molding process as well.” As well as a sure instinct for designing such moulds, ifw mould tec has many years of experience in master mold concepts – including for large-scale moulds. The 60-tonne specimen is also a mould with exchangeable parts. As Sales Director Harald Schicklgruber enthuses: “The modular structure of this mould system allows investment costs in production to be reduced substantially.

Primed for the future

Over the past two years, ifw mould tec has already been investing extensively in a comprehensive package of optimization measures with a view to being prepared for the future across the board – not just in the field of large-scale mouldmaking. The Managing Direction explains the reasoning behind this: “Automation has been the number one topic for years and this will continue to be the case for many years to come. With the help of a company called Hummingbird, we have migrated our planning from Excel to a Manufacturing Executive System (MES). By installing further software packages, we are in a position to reduce errors dramatically while guaranteeing automated processes with top manufacturing quality.” For instance, the first automation cell was successfully tested with the aid of specialists Promot. This consists of two machines that are connected with an automation cell that makes it possible to produce different individual parts to order on a fully automated basis. The advantages are plain to see: “In the future, machines will be able to produce for long periods without human input. Through this rise in capacity, we are increasing our competitive edge extensively.”

In addition to acquiring new machines and optimizing production, the package of measures includes many other steps. CEO: “To this end, we recruited – in addition to Hummingbird – further renowned partners with extensive sector experience, such as Alzmetall, Parotec and NC Simul”.

Expanded After Sales & Service program

The company has also announced that: “With After Sales & Service, we have introduced a new department with which we are now in a position to service injection moulds by other manufacturers as well. In this way, we have responded to the great demand of our customers and can, with the aid of our new department, process service work of all kinds more efficiently, thereby maximizing customer satisfaction.” The Managing Direction is well aware of why so many customers entrust ifw with their injection moulds: It is because they have all the necessary machines in-house and are also able to test the functionality of the moulds directly afterwards. The close ties with sister company ifw kunststofftechnik also make a valuable contribution. The synergy effects generated between ifw mould tec and ifw kunststofftechnik create additional advantages for customers, making ifw a reliable and expert partner for many years.


Image: automation cell © ifw/promot/Alzmetall

ifw mould tec redefines the future

It also expanded its After Sales & Service program. This means that customers continue to be guaranteed top quality and expertise.

90 tonnes: Such was the quantity of steel recently used to manufacture a 60-tonne mould – the largest ever produced by ifw mould tec. Headquartered in Micheldorf, Austria, and serving the production needs of the fitting, automotive, furniture and packaging industries, the company succeeded in further expanding its know-how in the field of large-scale mouldmaking in recent years. All prominent international manufacturers have long placed their trust in the company’s wide-ranging expertise.

At the same time, significant progress was also achieved in the processing of polyethylene (PE). As Managing Director explains: “The material is actually optimized for extrusion. However, we have come up with our own design method for making optimal use of PE in the injection molding process as well.” As well as a sure instinct for designing such moulds, ifw mould tec has many years of experience in master mold concepts – including for large-scale moulds. The 60-tonne specimen is also a mould with exchangeable parts. As Sales Director Harald Schicklgruber enthuses: “The modular structure of this mould system allows investment costs in production to be reduced substantially.


Primed for the future

Over the past two years, ifw mould tec has already been investing extensively in a comprehensive package of optimization measures with a view to being prepared for the future across the board – not just in the field of large-scale mouldmaking. The Managing Direction explains the reasoning behind this: “Automation has been the number one topic for years and this will continue to be the case for many years to come. With the help of a company called Hummingbird, we have migrated our planning from Excel to a Manufacturing Executive System (MES). By installing further software packages, we are in a position to reduce errors dramatically while guaranteeing automated processes with top manufacturing quality.” For instance, the first automation cell was successfully tested with the aid of specialists Promot. This consists of two machines that are connected with an automation cell that makes it possible to produce different individual parts to order on a fully automated basis. The advantages are plain to see: “In the future, machines will be able to produce for long periods without human input. Through this rise in capacity, we are increasing our competitive edge extensively.”

In addition to acquiring new machines and optimizing production, the package of measures includes many other steps. CEO: “To this end, we recruited – in addition to Hummingbird – further renowned partners with extensive sector experience, such as Alzmetall, Parotec and NC Simul”.

Expanded After Sales & Service program

The company has also announced that: “With After Sales & Service, we have introduced a new department with which we are now in a position to service injection moulds by other manufacturers as well. In this way, we have responded to the great demand of our customers and can, with the aid of our new department, process service work of all kinds more efficiently, thereby maximizing customer satisfaction.” The Managing Direction is well aware of why so many customers entrust ifw with their injection moulds: It is because they have all the necessary machines in-house and are also able to test the functionality of the moulds directly afterwards. The close ties with sister company ifw kunststofftechnik also make a valuable contribution. The synergy effects generated between ifw mould tec and ifw kunststofftechnik create additional advantages for customers, making ifw a reliable and expert partner for many years.

Image: automation cell © ifw/promot/Alzmetall


Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec

The injection moulds specialist is setting new standards in the processing of high-temperature materials


It has always been the aspiration of ifw mould tec GmbH to shape and improve the technological standards of the future. "We are convinced that the demanding requirements of the rapidly developing market can only be met through innovation," explains the Managing Director of ifw mould tec, which acts as an international partner for the fitting, packaging, automotive and furniture industries from its base in Micheldorf, Upper Austria.

Now the world's leading supplier in the production of high-quality injection moulds can announce new advancements: "We have succeeded in fundamentally refining our existing mould system for high-temperature materials."

Quality and durability further increased

Both the quality and durability for which ifw is renowned have been improved even further with the new, fourth generation. The new system offers numerous benefits, including an extremely short mould preheating time and consequently additional energy savings. The optimised temperature control has also improved the efficiency of the process. Perfect cycle times, rapid tool changes, swift set-up times and maximum user-friendliness – thanks to integrated tempering media routing – speak likewise for product innovation. Furthermore, the mould system from ifw mould tec not only guarantees increased component durability but also enhanced flexibility in the production of articles from high-temperature materials. For example, fitting sizes from Ø 16 to 32 mm can be implemented in one master mould concept.

ifw: Accumulated expertise united in one company

ifw customers all over the world are impressed by the vast competence that the company founded by Manfred Otte in 1969 has united under one roof. Because, alongside ifw mould tec, the experts for injection moulds, ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH also offers comprehensive knowledge and longstanding experience as a contract manufacturer of custom injection-moulded components. The optimum basis for an all-round service, extending from perfect consultation to customer-specific quality control as well as the provision of logistics services. This accumulated expertise naturally also comes to bear in the production of components from high-temperature materials. "Such extraordinary materials demand special moulds in order to provide the highest quality. It thrills us all the more that we could set new standards here," explains the Managing Director.

Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec

The injection moulds specialist is setting new standards in the processing of high-temperature materials


It has always been the aspiration of ifw mould tec GmbH to shape and improve the technological standards of the future. "We are convinced that the demanding requirements of the rapidly developing market can only be met through innovation," explains the Managing Director of ifw mould tec, which acts as an international partner for the fitting, packaging, automotive and furniture industries from its base in Micheldorf, Upper Austria.

Now the world's leading supplier in the production of high-quality injection moulds can announce new advancements: "We have succeeded in fundamentally refining our existing mould system for high-temperature materials."

Quality and durability further increased

Both the quality and durability for which ifw is renowned have been improved even further with the new, fourth generation. The new system offers numerous benefits, including an extremely short mould preheating time and consequently additional energy savings. The optimised temperature control has also improved the efficiency of the process. Perfect cycle times, rapid tool changes, swift set-up times and maximum user-friendliness – thanks to integrated tempering media routing – speak likewise for product innovation. Furthermore, the mould system from ifw mould tec not only guarantees increased component durability but also enhanced flexibility in the production of articles from high-temperature materials. For example, fitting sizes from Ø 16 to 32 mm can be implemented in one master mould concept.

ifw: Accumulated expertise united in one company

ifw customers all over the world are impressed by the vast competence that the company founded by Manfred Otte in 1969 has united under one roof. Because, alongside ifw mould tec, the experts for injection moulds, ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH also offers comprehensive knowledge and longstanding experience as a contract manufacturer of custom injection-moulded components. The optimum basis for an all-round service, extending from perfect consultation to customer-specific quality control as well as the provision of logistics services. This accumulated expertise naturally also comes to bear in the production of components from high-temperature materials. "Such extraordinary materials demand special moulds in order to provide the highest quality. It thrills us all the more that we could set new standards here," explains the Managing Director.

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ifw Manfred Otte GmbH
Pyhrnstraße 73, 4563 Micheldorf, AUSTRIA
tel. +43-7582-62556
fax +43-7582-64753
e-mail: office@ifw.at
VAT no.: ATU62797646
Company number 119872 h, Steyr Regional Court

Company object:
holding function and research and development.

Trade authority:
District Administration of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Managing director under commercial law:
Gerald Neudeck

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ifw mould tec GmbH
Pyhrnstraße 73, 4563 Micheldorf, AUSTRIA
tel. +43-7582-62556
fax +43-7582-64753
e-mail: office@ifw.at
VAT no.: ATU62995502
Company number 286524 i, Steyr Regional Court

Company object:
Series manufacture of molds and instruments for producing plastic objects

Trade authority:
District Administration of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Managing director under commercial law:
Gerald Neudeck

Member of the Austrian Economic Chamber, Specialist Service for the Metals Engineering Industry

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH

Am Windfeld 3, 4563 Micheldorf, AUSTRIA
tel. +43-7582-60620
fax +43-7582-60627
email: kunststoff@ifw.at
VAT no.: ATU62995539
Company number 286525 k, Steyr Regional Court

Company object:
Series manufacture of objects of all types made from plastic

Trade authority:
District Administration of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Managing director under commercial law:
Gerald Neudeck

Member of the Austrian Economic Chamber, Specialist Service for the Chemicals Industry

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ifw mould tec

Your specialist

for high-tech injection moulds

ifw mould tec GmbH is one of the world's leading specialists in the production of high-quality moulds, developed for the shortest possible set-up and production cycles.

We manufacture injection moulds for the construction, automotive, furniture and electrical industries. The vertical integration of our services extends from production development of the parts and prototyping, to mould development and production, through to in-house mould testing. We also advise and support our customers in the design of complete production facilities.

Our strengths include outstanding expertise, leading edge technology and top-quality service. Long-standing customer relationships – of up to 50 years or more in over 70 countries worldwide – speak for themselves.

Our products

Competent & precise mouldmaking

ifw employs state-of-the-art machine tools and optimised systems for the production of moulds for fittings. ifw moulds are manufactured exclusively from high grade steels. In terms of concept and construction, our mould designs are always state of the art.

About us

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Facts and figures

ifw mould tec can look back on a very successful period of growth. Since Manfred Otte founded the company in 1969, it has developed into one of the world's leading specialists and full-service suppliers in the field of product development and manufacturing high-quality injection moulds.

  • Export quota: approx. 98%
    With an export quota of around 98%, ifw mould tec is one of the world's leading producers of high-quality injection moulds.
  • Workforce: 170 skilled workers
    Around 170 employees work at the internationally active company's head office in the Austrian town of Micheldorf. About 20 of these are always apprentices undergoing training.
  • Moulds: 200 – 300 per annum
    Each year, the company produces approx. 200 – 300 technologically sophisticated, high-quality products

  • Founded: 1969
    Since Manfred Otte founded the company in 1969, it has developed into one of the world's leading specialists in the production of high-quality injection moulds.
  • Scope of services: Everything from a single source
    Product development, 3D design, state-of-the-art production, sampling, zero series and series production.

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History

Discover the sensational success story of ifw: from its establishment in 1969 to one of the industry's leading drivers of innovation worldwide, with a main goal of always setting new standards. All made possible by the optimum interaction between motivated employees and company management, and the trust of our customers.

  • 1969
    Company founded by Manfred Otte
  • 1971
    Apprentice training begins
  • 1972
    Construction of Pyhrnstrasse plant (mould tec) completed
  • 1973
    First patent application
  • 1979
    Acquisition and renovation of the Am Windfeld site (now kunststofftechnik) and ifw apprentice workshop opens
  • 1989 - 1993
    Expansion of ifw mould tec
  • 1994
    Technical centre opens
  • 1998 - 2004
    Expansion of ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2007
    Founding of the ifw group holding company, ifw Manfred Otte GmbH
  • 2008
    Expansion - technical centre and design engineering
  • 2011
    Series production starts for the automotive component industry

  • 2012
    Production of PPSU parts starts; series production of high-temperature materials
  • 2014
    Commissioning of a 3200-tonne injection moulding machine at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2015
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2016
    Expansion of the machinery park and introduction of the MES system at ifw mould tec
  • 2017
    Acquisition of the Industriepark St. Pankraz
  • 2018
    Commissioning of the first automated production cell at mould tec
  • 2019
    ifw celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • 2021
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2022
    introduction of the MES system at ifw kunststofftechnik

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Research and development

The field of research and development is particularly important for the entire ifw Group. Not only in developing new product concepts and making existing processes more efficient, but also in facilitating the company's long-term prosperity in the international marketplace. Numerous patents underline our innovative ability and provide us with the opportunity to further extend our company's role as an international pioneer.

ifw's founding principle is based on the continuous refinement of product concepts and processes. This lead in experience and expertise allows us to extend our industry leadership.

Practically oriented implementation is ensured through very close collaboration between our Design Engineering and Production departments and the Technical Centre. At the same time, use of new technologies, materials and processes has resulted in redefinition of the limits of feasibility.

Combined with ifw's renowned production quality, our innovative solutions allow us to distinguish ourselves clearly from our competitors.

At the same time, we have succeeded in extending and expediting the competence of our R&D department – founded in 2007 – in the field of multi-component injection moulding. Consequently, it has since been possible to implement several 2-component projects to the particular satisfaction of our customers.

In order or keep the cost-effectiveness of moulds as high as possible, we subject them to constant further development so as to make them even more effective and easy to maintain. Use of simulations in realistic production conditions allows processes to be analysed and improved before actual production starts. Manufacturing of moulds can therefore take place very quickly and effectively with very little need for rework.

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Careers

Become part of the ifw success story and apply for a job with the world's leading specialist in the production of high-quality injection moulds. We operate internationally for companies in the construction, automotive, furniture and electrical industries, and we are always seeking motivated, dedicated new employees. We can guarantee you a particularly innovative and exciting work environment. We look forward to receiving your application!

Work with the very best in the industry and you will always be one step ahead as well. Our team has comprehensive expertise and decades of experience in mouldmaking. We also guarantee technical competence in the future through ongoing apprentice training in our own apprentice workshop and continuous further training of our staff.

All employees are regarded as an important success factor at ifw, because only with a dedicated, motivated, competent team can we achieve our ambitious targets. Are you interested in working, learning and improving yourself at ifw? We can offer you many career opportunities and attractive jobs.

You are also welcome to send us an unsolicited application, including a brief description of your professional goals together with your up-to-date CV and references:

ifw Manfred Otte GmbH
Pyhrnstrasse 73
4563 Micheldorf
Austria
E-Mail: karriere@ifw.at

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References

Since ifw was founded in 1969, we have already produced more than 6000 tailor-made injection moulds. Around the world, more than 400 customers in over 70 countries place their trust in our experience, expertise and innovative ability!

Our customer and reference list speaks for itself. A partnership more than 40 years old links us with many of our customers, a partnership of which we can be particularly proud.

It stands for decades of continuous outstanding product quality and innovative strength, which are also much appreciated and highly sought after internationally.

Executive board

The management team of the ifw Group consists of CEO Gerald Neudeck, authorized signatory and co-proprietor Christian Otte, AIE, and authorized signatory Ing. Harald Schicklgruber, MIB MBA.

From left to right: Harald Schicklgruber, Gerald Neudeck, Christian Otte

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Egic

Eko RPM

Extruder Line

Funke

Geberit

GPK

Hamza

IPS

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KZDT

Macroplast

Ostendorf

Pavco

Pestan

Pipelife

Plastic Trends

Plasticos Rex

Plastika Nitra

K‘ 2022

19 – 26 October 2022
hall 1, stand C15
Düsseldorf – Germany

Plastimex

Poliplast

Polypipe

Prince

Redi

Rozma

Simona

Skoberne

Streng Plastic

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Ubblink

Vargon

Vasallo

Vinidex

Wavin

Weltplast

COLOMBIAPLAST 2022

26 - 30 September 2022
pavillion 11-16, area 81 M2, stand 1325
Bogota - Colombia

Products

Moulds for fittings

ifw moulds are manufactured exclusively from high-grade steels on the very latest machines available. The range of moulds manufactured includes multi-component and stack moulds, modular systems, various master moulds and moulds with insert and tilting technology. In addition to what are already excellent basic versions of ifw moulds, our Research & Development team constantly develops new innovations and optimisation options – for your commercial success!

Our technological highlights:

  • ifw collapsible core
  • ifw slider/core movements
  • Multi-component injection moulding & mould-integrated injection unit
  • XCS – Express Cooling System
  • In-mould labels
  • ifw inserting
  • ifw assembly injection moulding

Find out more

  • ifw SE-system
  • ifw ECOline-system
  • Moulds for high-temperature plastics

Master moulds

Various mould inserts can be exchanged in a master mould, allowing it to be used for manufacturing different articles. The modular design of this mould system leads to a reduction in production costs and to further increases in your production efficiency.

Large-scale moulds

Successful implementations of large-scale moulds with mould weights of 60 tonnes and more.

We can refer to article dimensions of up to 1200 mm in diameter and shot weights in excess of 100 kg. Large articles are often implemented in master mould systems – another technical challenge where we can demonstrate our experience and expertise.

Moulds for new technologies

We have already successfully developed and implemented moulds for the furniture, electrical, packaging and automotive industries.

We would be pleased to assist you in meeting your specific requirements for your applications.

  • Advice covering the entire production process
  • Article design (Moldflow simulation)
  • Long service life
  • Short set-up and cycle times
  • Cost optimisation thanks to master mould system
  • High-grade mould steels
  • State-of-the-art hardening processes
  • High-power cooling inserts
  • Mechanical (cam system), hydraulic and electrical core pull actuation
  • Easy to maintain
  • Optimised spare parts service
  • Mould testing and training in in-house technical centre

Multi-component moulds

Multi-component injection moulding technology is used to increase the functionality of parts and minimise the number of necessary operations. We have developed innovative mould systems that allow fittings and other parts with integrated seals to be manufactured in the multi-component process. 

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Efficient production
  • Secure (inseparably connected) seals
  • Simple handling
  • No additional investment
  • Increased productivity
  • Flexible production

Service

Consultation

Our 50 years of experience in mould-making together with excellent knowledge of the market are the ideal basis for advising you professionally and comprehensively.

Consultation begins in discussions with our Sales team, the Product Development and Design Engineering departments. It is tailored to the individual customer requirements. Consequently, our services also include consultation with regard to optimum materials and ideal product design.

Our experienced design engineers work with state-of-the-art CAD systems to develop perfect moulds. Moldflow simulations and, if required, strength calculations (finite element) are conducted in order to design the optimum mould for our customers. At the customer's request, we can also use leading edge technologies to produce prototypes (rapid prototyping).

ifw moulds help you to manufacture your products efficiently and cost-effectively. We are pleased to advise you with regard to optimum machine design and selection of the ideal number of cavities. Naturally, we also advise and support our customers in the design of complete production facilities.

Product design and development

Alongside production of injection moulds, ifw can provide all the necessary product development and product design for injection-moulded components. The component requirements are compiled in consultation with the customer.

ifw takes responsibility for the entire component development process through to first series production. This ensures product design suitable for plastics. Material accumulation and the consequent unnecessary increase in cycle time can be avoided. Optimum component filling is verified by means of Moldflow simulation. Component function can be checked on prototypes produced with our in-house 3D printer.

However, ifw can also assist in selecting the injection-moulding materials. Very much experience in the processing of materials in our lab and ifw kunststofftechnik and close cooperation with the material manufacturers, ensures the correct selection of plastics.

Even when the customer specifies geometries, ifw checks whether component optimisations are possible. While maintaining component functionality, the cost-effectiveness of production can often be significantly improved by the slightest of changes. The resulting savings over the entire mould service life can be huge.

Moldflow simulations

In order to obtain the most detailed information possible in advance, ifw employs the Moldflow-Insight module. This examines injection situations, analyses pressures and optimises cooling.

The in-mould simulations allow degassing points to be defined as early as the design phase. Simulation of shrinkage and warpage significantly simplifies mould dimensioning. Even core displacements and stresses in the mould during the injection moulding process can be simulated.

Mould breakage and resulting cost-intensive production outages can be avoided in advance with appropriate diagnostics.

Design by means of Moldflow allows initial samples to be produced more quickly and rework to be reduced to a minimum. In turn, this allows mould lead times to be significantly decreased.

Conclusion: The cost-effectiveness of moulds can be improved significantly using the optimum process parameters determined in advance and by adapting cooling to the simulation results.

Rapid prototyping

Components are produced by 3D printing to test their functionality in advance. This allows assembly operations to be verified and simple function tests to be conducted.

Thanks to production of an actual component, decisions can be made in advance as to how this component needs to be changed for it to fulfil its function in practice.

To gain initial insights into the function of tool elements, various tool components are also produced by 3D printing in order to test the motion sequences as quickly as possible for their functionality. 

ifw offers the production of components by 3D printing as a service. Elements with dimensions of up to 254 x 254 x 305 mm can be printed in an FDM process. Different colours of ABS material are available for this purpose.

In-house technical centre

In our technical centre, moulds are tested and fine-tuned for production. The centre is equipped for this purpose with state-of-the-art injection moulding machines of up to 1300 tonnes. If needs be, we also have access to machines between 40 and 3200 t at our sister company ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH.

  • Our technical centre was extended in 2008
  • Mould samples are now prepared in an area covering 625 m²
  • We can choose between 4 injection moulding machines
  • Engel victory 1050H330W0/220 Combi: This also offers the option of injecting a 2nd component
  • Battenfeld HM 300/2250 UNILOG B6S: The machine is also suitable for high temperatures (up to 400 °C)

  • Krauss Maffei KM 500-3500 C2: The machine is equipped with 3 hydraulic core pulls
  • Engel ES 27000/1300DK: With an injection weight of 15,560 g in PS
  • Naturally, we also have access to the machines at ifw kunststofftechnik

Training courses

ifw offers the opportunity to attend test runs and see moulds being used in production. This allows us to assist customers in maintaining the moulds and making alterations, e.g. other dimensions, on the actual injection moulding machine. We also offer our customers on-site commissioning, wherever in the world that site may be.

After Sales & Service

INSPECTION – MAINTENANCE – REPAIRS – CONVERSION WORK – SPARE PARTS MANAGEMENT – RESOLUTION OF PRODUCTION DISRUPTION – PROCESS OPTIMISATION – EDUCATION AND TRAINING – Organisation of INJECTION MOULDING CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

In order to assure our customers smooth production over the long term, we consider it absolutely essential to provide comprehensive after-sales service. This service is not restricted to ifw moulds. Injection moulds from renowned third-party manufacturers can also be repaired, modified, or completely overhauled.

  • When new ifw moulds are delivered, they are accompanied with comprehensive documentation as well as an operation and maintenance manual.
    Customers can easily reorder spare parts based on the assembly drawing. These parts are manufactured at ifw and adapted on site by ifw service engineers. Larger moulds are returned to ifw for repairs.
  • ifw standard parts (in stock) – short delivery times!
  • moulds are inspected, serviced, and cleaned as necessary. On request, the technical condition can be assessed after a longer production run and the mould prepared for the next production interval.
  • Repairs are carried out using state-of-the-art technical methods and machines. We conduct mould part measurements, reverse engineering into CAD, machining operations through to sampling, and technical process optimisation.

  • Enhancements and mould optimisations with mechanical changes can be performed at any time. Engraving changes, additional or changed texture inserts, and the insertion of such items as shot counters and date markers can also be carried out.
  • Resolution of production disruption is discussed and clarified with our ifw service engineers over the phone. If necessary, we dispatch engineers to our customers anywhere in the world.
  • Worldwide engineer deployment also for process optimisation.
  • Education and training, both at ifw and on customer premises.
  • Organisation of injection moulding contract work for 0-series, small series through to transition into series operation at ifw or customer production.

Application areas

Wastewater systems

In the field of wastewater disposal, the advantages of ifw moulds come into their own. With tried-and-tested mould details (some of them patented) and outstanding mould systems, ifw has established a name for itself in the industry as the number one full-range supplier in the field of wastewater.

Many years of experience, research and applied development have made ifw mould tec the leading expert in the production of high-tech injection moulds for wastewater systems. 

Perfect design, outstanding precision and high-quality materials provide ideal conditions for your production facilities.

Domestic drains

The aim of wastewater disposal in buildings is to drain away water safely with a minimum of noise. ifw moulds for the production of domestic drain fittings provide ideal conditions for meeting and exceeding these requirements. 

Perfect customer-specific design, highest levels of precision and the third generation ifw's ingenious collapsible core system ensure burr-less seal seating and excellent reliability. High-grade materials are characterised by particularly low levels of wear and provide great benefits thanks to consistently high production quality.

Applications

The moulds are used for fittings ranging in diameter from 25 to 315 mm and for plug-in, adhesive-bonded or threaded connections. Silicone, EPDM or TPE seals are used in the plug-in connections. The range of parts includes elbows, branches, plugs, cleaning pipes, sockets and many more.

Materials

The materials used for domestic drains are primarily PVC, PE, PP, ABS and filled plastics for increased noise protection. 

Your ifw advantage

The ingenious ifw collapsible core system and use of high-grade materials guarantee particularly low wear and outstanding production quality. With the help of our Xpress Cooling System (XCS), you can also reduce your cycle times by up to 30%, thereby increasing production efficiency even further.

Sewer systems

The aim of wastewater disposal in outdoor areas is to ensure long-term, reliable draining away of waste water with leak-tight pipe system. Thanks to high-precision ifw moulds, plastic fittings impress with their ease of use, excellent at the connections and extreme pressure resistance. We provide a modular ifw system especially for sewer applications, which allows a variety of different fittings to be produced cost-effectively with one mould.

Applications

The fitting moulds are made for smooth wall pipe, corrugated and composite pipe systems up to over 1000 mm in diameter and used for plug-in, adhesive-bonded or threaded connections. The precise ifw collapsible core system made of high-grade steel ensures durability and outstanding pressure resistance. The range of parts includes elbows, branches, sockets, cleaning pipes, reducers, connectors and many more. We also supply complete manhole systems up to over 1000 mm in diameter, consisting of shaft cones, rings, bottoms and other parts.

Materials

The materials used for sewer systems are primarily PVC, PE, PP and fibre-reinforced plastics for increased strength.

Your ifw advantage

The special ifw modular assembly system allows you to manufacture complete assemblies in one tool by replacing individual components or by changing injection moulding cores. This means you can increase production efficiency and reduce production costs.

Roof drains

Reliable draining of rainwater from buildings protects them from moisture damage which can sometimes even be hazardous to health. A leak-tight pipe system helps to keep the masonry dry, conserves resources and allows rainwater to be used cost-effectively. Thanks to high-precision ifw moulds, plastic fittings impress with their ease of use, excellent leak-tightness at the joints and extreme weather resistance.

Applications

The fitting moulds are made for round, semicircular and rectangular versions ranging in diameter from 50 to over 200 mm and used for plug-in or adhesive-bonded connections. The range of parts includes  flat-roof drains, gutter brackets, connectors, drains, corners and bases, pipe bends, reductions, leaf guards, pipe clips, cleaning parts and many more. 

Materials

The materials used for roof drainage are primarily PVC, PE, PP, ABS and fibre-reinforced plastics for increased strength. 

Your ifw advantage

Since the fitting geometry is usually "open" (semicircular or rectangular gutters), we can resort to master mould systems and provide an even more cost-conscious and economical solution. This means you can increase production efficiency and reduce production costs.

Manhole Systems

ifw manholes are particularly important parts of a safe sewer system and are used for inspection, ventilation and maintenance.

Thanks to high-precision ifw moulds featuring the patented ifw collapsible core system, plastic manhole systems impress with cost-effectiveness, durability, excellent leak-tightness and high mechanical strength. We supply moulds for building complete manhole systems for domestic applications, such as man-entry sewers, water-meter shafts, cable ducts and pump chamber.

Applications

The fitting moulds are made for smooth wall pipe, corrugated and composite pipe systems up to over 1000 mm in diameter and used for plug-in, adhesive-bonded or welded connections. The range of parts includes complete manhole systems consisting of cones, rings, bottoms and other parts. The special ifw system enables you to build a complete manhole system using very few moulds. By replacing individual components or changing injection moulding cores, different variations in terms of geometry, diameter and angle can be produced very easily.

Materials

The materials used for ifw manhole systems are primarily PVC, PE, PP and fibre-reinforced plastics for increased strength.

Your ifw advantage

We provide you with everything from a single source – manufacturing consultancy, mouldmaking and commissioning. Our injection moulds are available with all the automation technology (removal and handling). You can increase production efficiency and reduce production costs.

Water supply

Modern water supply systems convey water reliably and losslessly from the source to the application area. An adequate and reliable supply of hot water, both for heating and for sanitary facilities, is also very important.

For the drinking water supply, we only use special plastics approved for direct contact with drinking water, such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).

Particular requirements are made of the material used for hot water supply pipes, as it not only has to comply with strict hygiene standards, but also withstand high temperatures. Consequently, polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) is often used due to its high temperature stability. This however also means special processing requirements for the injection moulding process.
With our long-standing experience and the aid of Moldflow simulations, we can produce optimum designs for the gating system and its geometry without affecting the material, for example with excessive shear. Optionally, hot runners can be integrated into the injection moulds, which ensure efficient material feed and save material, particularly in the case of PE.

On request, ifw also supports production processes with regular inspections, both before and during series production. The material tests include DSC analysis, MFR determination, tensile tests and part tests, such as time to failure under internal pressure. They are conducted in-house in accordance with various standards (e.g. ISO EN 1167, ASTM D1598/99) that form the basis for approvals by ÖVGW (the Austrian Gas and Water Association).

Drinking water supply

Watering systems

Heating systems

Cooling systems

Exhaust systems

Modern condensing boiler systems make completely new demands of the exhaust system. Excellent gas tightness alone is not sufficient for these systems. The pipes must also be leak-tight and resistant to condensates, some of which are corrosive.

Due to the low exhaust gas temperatures, drain systems made of plastic are the ideal choice. We supply high-tech moulds, tailor-made for this application area. They are optimised for processing special plastic materials, such as modified flame-retardant PP, PPS and PVDF.

The range of parts includes boiler flue connections, adaptors, elbows, inspection bends, inspection tees, condensate drains, sleeves, roof outlets, chimney and duct covers, spacers, sealing covers and many more.

At the same time, we can also offer you high-quality parts production at ifw kunststofftechnik. In order to ensure compliance with the strict quality standards concerning long-term leak-tightness of fittings, we regularly conduct relevant tests in our in-house test laboratory.

Gas supply

A safe, reliable supply of natural gas is a key factor in economic and municipal development. Consequently, high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) is used for manufacturing gas supply fittings.

The moulds are made for fittings ranging in diameter from 16 to 630 mm and used for socket, butt and electrofusion welding. The range of parts includes elbows, tees, branches, sockets, reducers, end caps, stub ends, connectors, weld saddles and many more.

In addition , the special ifw modular assembly system allows you to manufacture complete article groups in one master mould. The modular design of this mould system leads to a reduction in production costs and to further increases in your production efficiency.

Ventilation systems

A healthy indoor environment with fresh, oxygen-rich air is of vital importance for personal well-being. At the same time, regulation of the humidity plays a major role in preventing health hazards and damage to the fabric of the building.

Perfect design and high-grade materials, such as PE, PP and PPS, guarantee durable, low-maintenance moulds for your production facilities. For critical environments, such as clean rooms, special materials such as PVDF are used. We supply high-tech moulds for this purpose, which are perfectly suited to processing these high-quality plastics.

Longstanding expertise, experience and applied research & development have resulted in high-precision injection moulding tools for reliable ventilation systems.

Vacuum cleaner systems

Residential ventilation

Air conditioning systems

Ventilation of sewage plants and pond systems

Other components

Our extensive experience in mould-making is the ideal basis for meeting your individual requirements.

ifw moulds are used for processing materials such as PVC, PP, PE, ABS, POM, PVDF and PPSU, as well as for filled and fibre-reinforced materials.

Simply contact us – we look forward to your enquiry

Technology highlights

Our Research & Development team constantly develops new innovations and optimisation options.

ifw collapsible core

  • Our world-famous undercut solutions for seal ring slots are subjected to continuous further development!
  • Collapsible core solutions for fitting sizes up to DN 630 have already been implemented successfully. Larger dimensions are only a question of time!


ifw slider/core movements

  • Patented ifw CAM system: As simple as an open-close-mould
  • Electrical slider movements: Peerless solutions
  • Optimised hydraulic and other mechanical slider movements


Multi-component injection moulding & mould-integrated injection unit

  • 2 components or more – NO problem at all! We have taken account of the increasing demand in recent years – innovative solutions in multi-component injection moulding from ifw.


Moulds for high-temperature plastics

  • High plastic processing temperatures = demanding tool requirements!
  • Your decisive competitive advantage thanks to efficient set-up and injection processes plus highest levels of repeat accuracy and durability = proverbial ifw quality

XCS – Xpress Cooling System

  • Faster, further, higher – to the limits of feasibility!
  • Individual, optimised cooling systems from ifw: for the decisive seconds of a shorter cycle.


In-mould labels

  • The future of article identification!


ifw inserting

  • Optimum transitions from metals to plastics – the ifw insert solutions!


ifw assembly injection moulding

  • ifw in-mould assembly solutions – think outside the box


ifw SE-system

  • Increase in productivity thanks to the new Smart Ejection system


ifw ECOline-system

  • High-quality small-scale production in customary precision

News

Latest news

If you want to be informed about current topics, press reports and press releases, then this is the right place for you.

New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,

even for small batch sizes!

read more

New team

leads ifw Group into the future

read more

New service department

New service department makes ifw a full-range supplier

read more

ifw: Innovating for 50 years –

mould manufacturing and injection-moulding contract production

read more

ifw mould tec redefines the future

The injection moulds specialist recently built the largest mould to date, gearing itself up for automated production.

read more

Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec

to see at Fakuma from 17 to 21 October 2017

read more

Exhibitions and events

ifw kunststofftechnik

Your specialist

for customised injection moulding contract manufacturing

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH, based in Micheldorf, Austria, is a 100% subsidiary of ifw Manfred Otte GmbH. We manufacture custom components from plastics for the widest variety of application areas in the construction, automotive, logistics and furniture industries. Our long-standing competence in the production of plastic parts combined with ifw mould tec's expertise in manufacturing precision moulds provide the perfect basis for an all-round service for our customers

Together with our customers, we define tailor-made quality standards in order to ensure the application-related functionality of components. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art testing instruments for high standards of quality assurance in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We provide a comprehensive range of services – from professional mould maintenance through to mass production, packaging and labelling. In a facility with more than 8000 m² of storage space, we store customer products until they are delivered on schedule.

About us

Corporate objective/policy

The success of our work depends on the satisfaction of our customers. It is a guarantee for stable, long-term business relationships. We provide every customer with the best-possible and fair advice in order to ensure the ideal solution for their requirements. It is our aspiration to always meet the demanding requirements of our discerning customers. And we always endeavour to provide only high standards of quality with exceptional performance.

  • Delivery reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Highest product quality 
    We ensure the high quality of our products through continuous optimisation of all business processes, systematic avoidance of errors and elimination of error causes.
  • Innovations
    – Adopt and further develop customer innovations
    – Improve products and processes

  • Health, safety, environment
    – Optimised handling of raw materials and resources
    – Sensitisation of employees and suppliers
    – Active risk management
    – Compliance with laws and regulations

Consistent staging of regular strategy meetings allows us to ensure our goals are achieved consistently

Principles of our corporate policy

  • Growth
    Our primary corporate goal is to grow sustainably and profitably, thereby continuously increasing the value of the company.
  • Customer orientation
    We endeavour to establish a collaborative partnership with our customers.
  • Market-driven innovation
    We safeguard our market position through innovation, flexibility and high quality.
  • International operations
    As an Austrian company, we operate globally

  • Social responsibility
    As a profit-oriented company, we stand for sustainability, reliability, openness and honesty in every respect. Compliance with legal regulations represents a minimum requirement for us. In the context of our social responsibility, we endeavour to set higher standards.

    ifw employees are offered well-founded training and a performance-enhancing environment.
  • Sustainable economic activity
    Continuous improvement and avoidance of environmental impacts are a major concern for us.

Facts and figures

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH, based in Micheldorf, Austria, is a 100% subsidiary of ifw Manfred Otte GmbH. It manufactures customer-specific components from plastics for the widest variety of application areas. The company is particularly proficient in the production of fittings for supplying and disposing of water and for discharging flue gases.

  • Export quota: approx. 95 %
    With an export quota of around 95 percent, ifw kunststofftechnik is one of the world's most sought-after specialists in the production of custom plastic components for the widest variety of applications and industries.
  • Workforce: 55 skilled workers
    Around 55 employees work at the internationally active company's head office in the Austrian town of Micheldorf.
  • Production: approx. 10 million plastic parts per annum
    Annual capacity for the production of high-quality, customer-specific plastic parts has meanwhile increased to around 10 million.
  • Area: over 8000 m²
    High-quality components are manufactured and stored to customer-specific requirements in a production and storage facility covering an area of more than 8000 m².

  • Machines: from 120 to 3200 t mould locking force
    In order to continuously extend the service for our customers, we invest continuously in our plastics contract production facility. This is now equipped with more than 20 state-of-the-art injection moulding machines with mould locking forces ranging from 120 to 3200 tonnes.
  • Founded: 1979
    Since Manfred Otte founded the company in 1979, it has developed into one of the world's leading specialists in the production of custom components from plastics.

History

Discover the sensational success story of ifw: from its establishment in 1969 to one of the industry's leading drivers of innovation worldwide, with a main goal of always setting new standards. All made possible by the optimum interaction between motivated employees and company management, and the trust of our customers.

  • 1969
    Company founded by Manfred Otte
  • 1971
    Apprentice training begins
  • 1972
    Construction of Pyhrnstrasse plant (mould tec) completed
  • 1973
    First patent application
  • 1979
    Acquisition and renovation of the Am Windfeld site (now kunststofftechnik) and ifw apprentice workshop opens
  • 1989 - 1993
    Expansion of ifw mould tec
  • 1994
    Technical centre opens
  • 1998 - 2004
    Expansion of ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2007
    Founding of the ifw group holding company, ifw Manfred Otte GmbH
  • 2008
    Expansion - technical centre and design engineering
  • 2011
    Series production starts for the automotive component industry

  • 2012
    Production of PPSU parts starts; series production of high-temperature materials
  • 2014
    Commissioning of a 3200-tonne injection moulding machine at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2015
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2016
    Expansion of the machinery park and introduction of the MES system at ifw mould tec
  • 2017
    Acquisition of the Industriepark St. Pankraz
  • 2018
    Commissioning of the first automated production cell at mould tec
  • 2019
    ifw celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • 2021
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2022
    introduction of the MES system at ifw kunststofftechnik

Careers

Become part of the ifw success story and apply for a job with the world's leading specialist in the production of customer-specific components from plastics for the widest variety of application areas. We operate internationally for companies in the construction, automotive, furniture and electrical industries, and we are always seeking motivated, dedicated new employees. We can guarantee you a particularly innovative and exciting work environment. We look forward to receiving your application!

Always one step ahead – our team has comprehensive expertise and decades of experience in the processing of plastics. Continuous further training of our staff also guarantees technical competence in future.

All employees are regarded as an important success factor at ifw, because only with a dedicated, motivated, competent team can we achieve our ambitious targets. Are you interested in working, learning and improving yourself at ifw? We can offer you many career opportunities and attractive jobs.

You are also welcome to send us an unsolicited application, including a brief description of your professional goals together with your up-to-date CV and references:

ifw kunststofftechnik GmbH
Am Windfeld 3
4563 Micheldorf
Österreich
E-Mail: kunststoff@ifw.at

Executive board

The management team of the ifw Group consists of CEO Gerald Neudeck, authorized signatory and co-proprietor Christian Otte, AIE, and authorized signatory Ing. Harald Schicklgruber, MIB MBA.

From left to right: Harald Schicklgruber, Gerald Neudeck, Christian Otte

Contract injection moulding

Contract production with customer moulds

Do you already have the necessary moulds and now need a reliable partner to produce your components? Then you too can benefit from ifw kunststofftechnik's longstanding experience and expertise. We manufacture custom components from plastics for the widest variety of application areas.

We offer our customers particularly high levels of experience in the production of round components, such as fittings and technical components. We would be pleased to provide you with a quick quotation for your individual component.

Our longstanding competence in the production of plastic parts, combined with ifw mould tec's expertise in manufacturing precision moulds, provide the perfect basis for reliable series production.

© ZKW (www.zkw-group.com)
ifw is supplier of zkw-group

Machinery

Our machine pool consists of 20 injection moulding machines on which we produce components with the highest levels of precision for our customers. Our machines feature clamping forces ranging from 120 to 3200 tonnes. This is a major reason why we are ideally prepared for the requirements of our customers.

At the same time, our product range extends from components weighing only a few grams to plastic parts weighing more than 50 kg. A state-of-the-art material preparation and drying plant provides the perfect basis for high-quality production.

Small, medium & large series

The flexibility of ifw kunststofftechnik not only allows it to produce tailor-made components, but also to react individually to specific requirements for numbers of parts. This assists you with your planning and is one of our particular strengths.

Flexibility and concentration on our customers' key requirements is very important for us. As a result, we can offer production quantities extending from small series of 100 components to large series of 1,000,000 parts. This is made possible by customer-specific planning in our in-house production department.

Specialisation in large components

The service offered by ifw kunststofftechnik is comprehensive – alongside manufacturing tailor-made components for our customers, we can also provide them with support, for example in technically correct maintenance of their own moulds.

ifw kunststofftechnik is exceptionally well-equipped for the production of components weighing more than 10 kg. At the same time, we offer a comprehensive service – from technically correct maintenance of large moulds through to packaging and storage of injection-moulded parts. A service that corresponds to the wide-ranging requirements of our customers and is happily made use of.

Special components

Our longstanding competence in the production of plastic parts, combined with expertise in manufacturing precision moulds, provide the perfect basis for developing optimum product designs.

We will gladly support you in the development, visualisation and production of your specific requirements and applications.

Our extensive experience in mould-making is the ideal basis for meeting your individual requirements.

For example, we have also developed loading systems, wheelbarrow bodies and many custom-produced parts for our customers.

Materials to be processed

Special requirements demand tailor-made solutions. The requirements made of the material are as different and wide-ranging as the tasks faced in the manufacturing of products and their applications.

Current series parts are manufactured, for example, from PP, PVC, PE, ABS, POM, PVDF, PPSU, PA – depending on requirements with different glass fibre fill levels.

Nevertheless, in order to continuously ensure that the granulate employed meets our strict quality standards, we regularly test the tensile and compressive strength of the material.

Service

Flexibility and short response times through to delivery

One of our greatest strengths is rapid processing and flexible production control. Every product and every customer has their own individual requirements, upon which the entire production sequence is optimally and individually defined.

Should components be stored or only made to order? In the event of an urgent requirement, we swiftly check all available resources in order to assist you as quickly as possible.

Quality assurance

Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art testing instruments for high standards of quality assurance in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Together with our customers, we define tailor-made quality standards in order to ensure the application-related functionality of components.

A variety of tests can be conducted on site:

  • Thermal analyses DSC, OIT
  • Melt flow index MFI (MFR)
  • Tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, etc.
  • Residual moisture measurement


  • Warm storage
  • Hardness testing to Shore A, D
  • Colour measurements
  • Pressure testing of pipes and pipework parts up to 100 bar

Logistics support and storage facilities

We store our customers' products in a facility with 8000 m² of storage space until they are delivered on schedule. Flexible stock-keeping according to agreed min./max. limits ensures rapid availability of ordered parts for our customers.

Assembly

In a hall intended specifically for this purpose, ifw kunststofftechnik carries out assembly work for its customers. The facility is equipped with an ultrasound welding system for production and assembly tasks.

Mould repairs and alterations

The close collaboration between ifw kunststofftechnik and ifw mould tec allows any changes to the mould – and any necessary repairs – to be carried out very quickly. Two on-site tool control rooms ensure optimum maintenance and storage of customers' own moulds during the production phase.

News

Latest news

If you want to be informed about current topics, press reports and press releases, then this is the right place for you.

New automation solutions from ifw for fittings,

even for small batch sizes!

read more

New team

leads ifw Group into the future

read more

New service department

New service department makes ifw a full-range supplier

read more

ifw: Innovating for 50 years –

mould manufacturing and injection-moulding contract production

read more

ifw mould tec redefines the future

The injection moulds specialist recently built the largest mould to date, gearing itself up for automated production.

read more

Enormous energy savings thanks to new system from ifw mould tec

to see at Fakuma from 17 to 21 October 2017

read more