We aim to reflect ongoing research and development through installations, displays, exhibits and showcases.

Our public space showcases ongoing collaborations with, and ongoing projects by students, researchers, artists, makers, entrepreneurs and artists. We hope to inspire our visitors and successfully highlight some of the creativity and diversity of Sliperiet, as well as the possibilities afforded by our technical infrastructure.

Hang Printer
Our lobby has been the scene for an experiment by innovator Torbjørn Ludvigsen who visited us as part of our innovation project +Project.  His invention Hangprinter allows flexible and large scale 3Dprinting through a spiderlike setup where the machine is suspended on wires. These wires can be attached to many different surfaces, or to poles, resulting in the opportunity to acchieve a large vertical and horizontal print area tindependent of rails or other special scaffolding.

The hangprinter has been printing a 'tower of Babel', that ended up measuring 4615mm tall: we believe this to be the world's tallest continously 3Dprinted object of its' kind. The tower will be on display at Sliperiet until August 2017.

Torbjørns development blog here
Build your own 3Dprinter! Source files here
CAD-file for tower here

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Symbiotic Interaction
Artist duo Maria Castellanos and Alberto Valverde have spent the winter with SoftLab and Sliperiet through an artist in residency programme made possible by the Hakon Swenssons foundation. The residency resulted in the project Symbiotic Interaction including two pieces of wearable art that will be on display at Sliperiet until late spring. More information about the project can be found on the artists' website.

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