Freemelt appoints new board members

Freemelt Holding has appointed Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum and its co-founder Ulric Ljungblad as new board members. At the same time, Martin Wildheim resigned from the board.

According to the company, Professor Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum has more than 200 scientific presentations and publications as well as several patents in additive manufacturing (AM), functional layers, and smart materials. He is currently managing director of the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing (ACAM) as well as director and professor of Digital Additive Production (DAP) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

Ulric Ljungblad is one of Freemelt's founders and the company's former CEO and currently holds the role of chief innovation officer.

"With Johannes Schleifenbaum, we not only bring in one of the world's leading researchers in 3D printing, but also a skilled entrepreneur who has co-founded several successful startups in additive manufacturing,” said Carl Palmstierna, chair. "Freemelt's CIO Ulric Ljungblad hardly needs any further presentation, he represents the company's founders, who together consist of perhaps the 3D world's most competent team. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Martin Wildheim for his contributions to Freemelt.”