Diehl Metal Applications Receives License for SKEDD Technology

Diehl Metal Applications

Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) is expanding its product portfolio with SKEDD, the new innovative contact technology from Würth Elektronik ICS. 

The company Würth Elektronik ICS has developed a simple and reliable addition to soldering and press-fit terminations with its direct connection technology SKEDD. SKEDD is a direct contact technology for printed circuit board connections. It enables single cables, connectors and other components to be joined with the printed circuit board reversibly and directly ‒ without the need for a socket base.  

As a new type of contact system for connecting components to the printed circuit board, SKEDD is also contributing to the miniaturization trend in the automotive industry. Assembly space and weight are reduced; assembly is simplified and a sustainable recycling process is supported.  

Diehl Metal Applications develops and produces customer-specific solutions across the entire value-adding chain. Prematerial | Toolmaking | Stamping Technology | S+D Press-Fit Zones | Plating Technology | Metal-Plastic Compound Systems. “For DMA, SKEDD represents an ideal addition to our S+D press-fit zone product family and a future-oriented further development of our innovative solutions for our customers across the world. Thanks to our technical possibilities, we are able to offer the customer ‘everything from one source’ with SKEDD technology, too. Diehl offers everything under one roof ‒ ranging from strip made of Cu alloys to the manufacture of stamping and injection tools, as well as from stamping and plating technology to metal-plastic compound systems,” explains Frank Uibel, Managing Director of DMA GmbH in Berlin.   

With DMA, Würth is gaining another powerful partner for further developing this innovative contact technology and for offering it on the global markets: “We are pleased that with Diehl Metal Applications we have attained one of the leading manufacturers of press-fit zones and metal-plastic compound systems as a SKEDD licensing partner. This represents another important milestone in establishing SKEDD technology on the market,” says Dr. Klaus Wittig, Managing Director of Würth Elektronik ICS. 

“We will integrate SKEDD in our press-fit technology product management portfolio, thereby expanding our range of connection technologies between contact systems and printed circuit boards. Based on our years of experience in press-fit technology, we can draw on skilled employees as well as the necessary testing and inspection equipment as a means of central support within DMA,” says Heike Woldt, Head of Product Management, when referring to the integration of SKEDD at DMA.

Würth Elektronik ICS GmbH & Co. KG

The Würth Elektronik group of companies, with headquarters in Niedernhall, Germany, has more than 7,290 employees worldwide and generated global sales of €590 million in 2015. Würth Elektronik ICS (Intelligent Connecting Systems) is a specialist in PCB-based system solutions utilizing solid press-fit technology. The innovative SKEDD direct plug-in technology represents the latest advancement in this area. 

Diehl Metall – as Corporate Division of the Diehl Group founded in 1902 (Sales: 2,905.0 m. Euro, Employees: 14,520) – strengthened its excellent position on the global markets in the last few decades. The international technologie manufacturer is headquartered in Röthenbach a d Pegnitz near Nürnberg. Diehl Metall has 15 locations in Europe, Asia, South America and the USA.
Diehl Metall Messing produces rods, tubes and profiles made of over 60 different alloys delivering the products above all to customers from the heating and sanitary-equipment industry as well as from the automotive, electrical engineering and electronics industries.

Diehl Metall Schmiedetechnik produces drop-forged parts. As successful partner of the automotive industry the company is world-leading in the production of the synchronizer rings. The product portfolio comprises brass and steel synchronizer rings. Both are available with innovative friction layers.

Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) provides customized development, production and marketing if highly technical products across the entire supply chain: from copper-alloyed strip and wire, highly complex stamped parts, including Schempp+Decker Press-Fit Zones, highly selective surface finishing as well as the plating of 3D parts to metal-plastic compound systems.