By developing new types of connection technology, we are constantly pushing forward the boundaries of what is technically feasible. This is made possible by a combination of various factors: the extensive know‐how of our employees, networking with research institutes and universities, our high vertical range of manufacture and state‐of‐the‐art production technology, long‐term investment and, last but not least, our target‐driven process flows.
The insulators for our electrical contacts and the housing of some of our connectors are made predominantly of plastic. In our molding shop, the connectors are molded in accordance with customer requirements.
The turning shop is the largest manufacturing department at ODU.
The turned contacts and housing parts then leave the turning shop and are taken to Surface Engineering / the electroplating shop, where they are finished.
The machines in the ODU stamping shop have a lifting capacity of up to 30 tons.
The required stamping and bending tools are costly, but create a cost‐effective solution at high volumes. The electroplating shop is also the next process step for our stamped contacts.
At Surface Engineering / the electroplating shop, the metallic surfaces of the turned or stamped contacts are coated as required.
Assembly is where all the previously manufactured parts come together to create the final product.
In the laboratory, procedures such as autoclavability tests, leak tests, and adhesion tests are performed in‐house.
All the processes described here are embedded in our supply chain management system – from purchase orders for the raw materials to their provision to the respective machines.