Nova Labs Nurtures a Love for Robotics & Manufacturing

When you first meet Marybeth Haneline, the president of Nova Labs, you can’t help but love her. Maybe it’s her enthusiasm, or the warm welcome she gives to everyone who walks through the door, or the combination of kindness and intelligence she brings to every conversation. It’s all of these things, certainly. Marybeth is a…


Kobe Steel Tarnishes Its Reputation by Falsifying Quality Data

Manufacturers around the world are reeling this week, as Kobe Steel admits to falsifying data about its aluminum and copper quality. The story is still unfolding, but the company confirms that employees at four of its factories altered inspection certificates from September 2016 to August 2017 to make it look as though their metals met customer…


ARMATURE is Proud to Support Manufacturing Day 2017!

Manufacturing has come a long way since Lucy. Today’s manufacturers are some of the biggest innovators around. Due in part to exciting developments in 3D printing, CAD design, and IIoT, shop floors and factories have become places of high-tech wonder, where creative thinking and precise doing combine to reimagine what’s possible. There is no better time…


Total Eclipse of Anxiety: How ISO Can Calm Your Fears

Next week’s solar eclipse is all the buzz. But while most Americans are reading up on the science behind the eclipse and fixing their eyes on the sky, we here at ARMATURE are thinking about solar glasses and safety. As a company that provides quality management software to manufacturers, we take a special interest in…


Why Companies Must Foster a Culture of Continuous Improvement

In contemporary society, organizations of all kinds need to keep their finger on the pulse when it comes to quality management—not just for the sake of profit, but as a duty to the customers, communities, and shareholders they serve each day. Too many good companies have failed in recent years because of flaws in their…


Facing the Flames: Samsung Gets Real About the Note 7

All product recalls are not created equal. Some fly mostly under the radar, while others garner more media attention than a Kardashian (well, almost). The brand disasters that light up the news and wreak havoc on manufacturers tend to be the dangerous ones—if people are hurt, or put at risk, due to your product malfunctioning,…


When Quality Management Fails, the Consequences Can Be Dire

In your job, do you ever lose sight of the big picture? It’s easy to do. As we go about our workdays, checking items off the list, we’re often so focused on the what that we forget to take a breath and reflect on the why. Quality management is not for the faint of heart….


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