LIFE IN 3D
Inspired by the InMoov Robot currently being built using 3D printing technology here at Somerset House, we’ve been learning about the latest developments in 3D printing and reflecting on its potential to transform industries.
One of the key breakthrough areas is tiny-scale 3D printing, with some printers now able to produce structures thinner than a red blood cell. Known as electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing, the process could completely change how we think of wearable technology – transforming it from something worn on the eyes or wrist into something worn under the skin. As with robots, we can’t help wondering how developments of this kind will contribute to the evolution of BYOD initiatives, since we seem so close to a future where the technology employees use will be as individual as they are. More
HOT SPOTS DOWN UNDER: THE HIGHLIGHTS
After an exciting – and slightly whirlwind – week in Australia, the team has finally had time to pause for breath and distil its experiences there.
Our visit was prompted by the surge in interest FoW has received in Australia over the past year – 4 of the country’s 10 largest companies are now members, including AMP Services, National Australia Bank, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Suncorp Group. When talking to our Australian members and colleagues, we’ve noticed that these companies are part of a wider trend in which more and more Australian employers are thinking deeply about the future of work. More