A Quality Move: Introducing Nathan Lynch

When we think about quality at ARMATURE, we always consider how we can deliver the best end-to-end service we possibly can to our accreditation and manufacturing customers. Exceptional service, in our view, is grounded in listening and humility. We take the time to get to know our customers and truly understand their pain points and…


Smart Reporting Tools Help You See the Forest for the Trees

A good quality management software solution helps you see the forest for the trees–and lets the quality insights shine through. Quality leaders need to be able to zoom in and out. To capture their organization’s entire universe of quality and compliance data, and then leverage that information to spot trends and triage minor issues before they turn…


Manufacturing in America: Universal Polymer & Rubber

What is the state of manufacturing in America? This question has been on our minds for some time now, and after reading articles and reports on the subject, we decided to take a closer look by talking to some of the men and women on the front lines of the industry. The following interview with…


Measuring Innovation @ The Quality Show

Last week’s Quality Show showcased a dazzling array of manufacturing innovations and demonstrated, once and for all, that the future of the industry is bright and full of potential. The ARMATURE team attended the show to learn about the latest developments in manufacturing; we have a fundamental belief that the power of technology can transform the…


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…


Configurable Dashboards Give Each User a Unique View

As a quality leader, how do you access the quality insights you need to make informed decisions across the enterprise? Many of the executives we talk to report that they feel overwhelmed by the volume of data available to them—they struggle to surface the insights that matter and worry about information falling through the cracks….


Case Study: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

For an organization like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), qualities such as precision and accuracy are baked into the culture, and a desire for efficiency is part of the DNA. Businesses and regulators around the world rely on the ASME Mark as it signifies their commitment to public safety and quality. Given the…


ASPA Fall Conference 2017: A Summary in Tweets

Accreditation matters. That’s the phrase that keeps running through our heads as we sit down to reflect on the ASPA Fall Conference we attended earlier this week. We always love going to ASPA events, as they give us the opportunity to connect with our customers and friends in the accreditation community while taking deep dives…