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Medica 2013

Dr.Fenning Biomed presents f-microlab sepsis at medica 2013 in Düsseldorf


Our client Dr.Fenning Biomed is presenting its highly innovative laboratory equipment for sepsis detection, at the medica 2013 in Düsseldorf. defortec created therefore the new appearance of the fully automatic testing device. F-Microlab sepsis offers a revolutionary system to prove sepsis or blood poisoning. In contrast to the long conventional process, the analysis is significantly faster, which improves the healing process substantially.

The compact and automatically device enables blood tests by the doctor on-site. Within 25 minutes the resulting dates are available. This enables a biological Lab-on-Chip-System, which has been developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer-Institut of Physical Measuring technology IPM in Freiburg. The Lab-on-Chip is evaluated in a device that works fully automated. The only thing the doctor needs to do is to put the blood test into the system and to wait for the result.

We wish the very nice Dr.Fenning Biomed team a successful exhibition with their new f-microlab sepsis.



Licht.Gestalten2013, our development atmosphero for the children charity project from SWR, SR and Spardabank. It‘s able to be purchased by auction from now on.


Creativity for a good cause: defortec was involved in an artistproject of Herzenssache, a children charitiy project from SWR, SR and Spardabank. The development of our luminaire atmophero just concluded successfully.
atmosphero presents our planet in its unique and radiant beauty and brings it into our field of vision and consciousness. The main idea of atmosphero is a free-floating sphere in the space of a cube. The sphere signifies our planet earth, which seems to be floating in the surrounding of a light atmosphere. The sphere is shaped out of the light effects of atmosphero and simulates the protecting atmosphere of the earth, which appears a moment later similar to polar light or northern lights.

atmosphero is made of a range of reflective stainless steel surfaces with spherical openings, which are lighted from two high-power - LEDs in the whole colour range by turns. The infinite repetitive mirroring shapes an optical sphere which seems to float in this cube. From every point of view new delightful light- and mirror effects can be seen and also the whole surrounding is full of atmospheric light. The dynamic colour change from the light source can be operated individually.

Light is life. atmosphero, movie to iluminair

Up to now the light is an individual item, but since we got first enquiries, we are currently planning to make a small-scale series - if we also arouse your interest, please contact us!
Beside industrial companies that participated the project Herzenssache also well-known people like Mario Adorf, the SWR Tatort-Team Ludwigshafen with Ulrike Folkerts and Andreas Hoppe, as well as SWR Tatort-Kommissarin Eva Mattes alias Klara took part. Furthermore all-round genius and luminary of the German humor Otto Waalkes, the TV cook and cook artist Johann Lafer, the SWR3-Comedian-heroes Michael Wirbitzky und Sascha Zeus and a master of political cartoons Rolf Henn alias LUFF.

All unique luminaires from Licht.Gestalten2013 can be seen in an exhibition in the KUNSTBEZIRK Gustav-Siegle-Haus in Stuttgart from 3.12. – 15.12.2013. Highlight of the project is an auction from Eppli at 16.12.2013, 4pm – 8pm, where all the luminairs can be bought for the good cause.
From 28.11.2013 on it‘s possible to give your bid at, and via mail.

Link to online auction



German Brand and Design Congress

We are pleased to announce another interesting event, which will take place at 11. -12. November 2013 in Stuttgart. Under the motto - Designing New Markets - it will be hold this year in the „Haus der Wirtschaft“  organized by the German Design Council. This important congress is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg, and is organized in cooperation with the Design Center Stuttgart.

The series of congress is yearly organized by the German Brand and Design Congress and has developed to a high-class event in field of design management and brand management. Since it started in 2009, it became a dialog forum of brands, in which high-level representatives with a different industry background discuss about Brand Management Processes.

Lectures in detail:

Dr. Aliki Busse, partner, law firm Busse & Partner
Durable success on the world market requires the efficient protection of product portfolios. So far Property rights vary from country to country, which means there is no general strategy, but rather preventions on each specific condition.

Dana Francksen, Manager Marketing Communications, Alltec GmbH
Dirk Huesmann, Creative Director, wirDesign communications AG
Company acquisitions and cooperation are challenges for Corporate Branding. The implementation of the totally new brand design of Foba shows how to keep a balance between preservation and innovation and an unknown supplier changes into an international perceptible trade mark.

Andreas Rotzler, Chief Creative Officer, Interbrand
The international market has never so dynamic, than today. Bussines challenges have to be occurred in real time. Brand management on proven tools reaches their limits. To positioning brands still flexible and target group oriented, it‘s necessary to revolutionize brand management in companies.

Gerald Kiska, CEO, Kiska GmbH
Each product transfers the value brand with its appearance, also a production unit. It‘s the task of a product to fulfill the brand promise, in the B2B field as, well as in the consumer market. Examples show, important elements for the brand performance.

Stefan Grobe, general manager, defortec GmbH
„Beyond hesitation - about new design-thinking of innovative companies, the realities and potentials of industrial design“, lecture title of Stafan Grobe. He‘s presenting positive examples of more determined businessmen, describes the convertion leading to such an attitude of openness for design and shows outstanding achievements in cost reduction trough design.

David Wiedenmayer, Design Manager, Dominic Schindler Creations GmbH
Not only direct communication has an influence in the b2b-sector in the appearance of an innovation - also the product itself is communicating intensively. Dominic Schindler Creations supports its clients in finding and saving innovations. Optical and tactile experience creates unique capital goods. After all products convince or fail because of the manner in which the user understands to operate it.

Mario Selic, proprietor, Selic Industriedesign
Industrial robots are synonyms for high-tech but, nevertheless they should raise emotional enthusiasm.
The KUKA robots are characterized by organic-sculptural shapes, which improves their technical skills, makes the brand unique and increases the interest of their previous appearance as destroyers of jobs.

After the lecture program on 11th November will be offered on 12th November the opportunity to visit companies and Institutions such as: Dürr Dental AG, Recaro, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, Festo AG & Co.KG.

Geman Design Council


K 2013

Illig, Ferromatik and Moldmasters are presenting new design developments at K 2013.

Our clients Illig Maschinenbau, Ferromatik Milacron and Moldmasters are presenting their new products, which are created in cooperation with defortec, at K-trade fair 2013, this year. Those innovative design developments can be seen from the 16th - 23rd October in Düsseldorf.

Our clients Illig Maschinenbau, Ferromatik Milacron and Moldmasters are presenting their new products, which are created in cooperation with defortec, at K-trade fair 2013, this year. Those innovative design developments can be seen from the 16th - 23rd October in Düsseldorf.

Illig is showing its new control terminal, which was created under the aspects of design, ergonomics and cost-efficiency. You can find that devlopment in hall 03/stand A 52. Our long-standing client Ferromatik Milacron is presenting 6 injection molding machines in its impressive trade fair appearance. They are showing consistency in design and are an impressive example for successful Corporate Design development. Those complex units can be seen in hall 15/stand C06. The company Moldmaster, which belongs to the group Milacron is presenting a second vertical injection unit E-Multi on its F 160. Its design is already adapted to the new injection molding machines. You can find Moldmasters in hall 1/stand A39.

We wish our clients a successful trade fair with their new products!

Illig Maschinenbau GmbH&Co.KG: hall 03, stand A52

Ferromatik Milacron Maschinenbau GmbH: hall 15, stand C06

Moldmasters LTD: hall 1, stand A39