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

Our public space showcases of ongoing collaborations and projects with and 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.

+Project Expo
During the summer of 2018 some models and prototypes from the +Project are on display in Sliperiet's entrance. They are intended as conversation starters on the questions asked and on the applied research carried out within the project. In +Project Sliperiet has gathered regional SMEs and academic partners to establish a strong research and innovation cluster in Northern Sweden related to digital fabrication, sustainability and 3D technology for the construction industry. The project is cofinanced by the Region of Västerbotten and European Regional Development Fund.
Read more about the +Project

Expo Collage 2


Earlier installations

Hang Printer
The Tower of Babylon was probably the world's highest 3D print of its kind, when it was built in spring 2017. The prototype was part of an experiment, created by the 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 4615 mm tall: we believe this to be the world's tallest continously 3Dprinted object of its' kind.

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

Hangprinter _xs 


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.

Symbiotic _back


Earlier larger installations at Sliperiet also include:

  • Ecosystem developed by scientists at Department of Plant Physiology. The Video The eMulti-Trophic Ecosystem here