Ferromatik Milacron - Elektron injection molding machines

International project of success

After the big success of the F-Series we developed the design concept for the Elektron series, constructed by Ferromatik Milacron, an international manufacturer for injection molding machines. defortec interpreted the fin as an innovative feature for brand recognition in a new way, reduced, dynamic but with a clear affiliation to the product portfolio. An exemplary design development, which will be applied to the whole range of products.

This second generation of the Elektron series in new design and with improved control panel is a global all-electric series of Milacron. It is provided in nine different clamping forces from 500 to 4,500 kN and with nine injection units in the international sizes of 55 to 3,470.

A world-wide project, in which international development partners of Ferromatik Milacron and defortec worked together to create a globally successful industrial design.


Die Verwandtschaft der neuen Elektron mit der F-Serie ist deutlich erkennbar.

Awarded with the famous iF product design award,
category product - industry / skilled trades.

Longtime collaboration

Another specialty of the Elektron series is its new control panel, which was developed with regards on particular requirements and costs. The new panel‘s design was created by defortec and equipped with a broad 15“ touch screen.

defortec services Ferromatik Milacron already since 2010 in the whole range of design development. This means developing the complete product series‘ corporate design to the point of shaping a new control panel.


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"Industrial design"

Industrial design or product design is focused on concepts for industrially produced products. It‘s mainly divided into two sections: a) the designing of consumption goods and b) the designing of capital goods. Consumption goods are furniture, sanitary products, and electronic products, while capital goods involve design development from product plants and medicine and laboratory equipment. It‘s concentrated on products for professional users. On these projects the designer works often in interdisciplinary teams. Its responsibilities are structure studies, brand development, optimization of the function while taking into account the needs of the target group. A designer is an creator for series-produced products and not an artist who is creating a single item.