IIGDT Newsletter November 2013
GDT Consultinh

Bring Executive GD&T Training to your company

IIGDT brings you an informative seminar designed for company Executives to highlight the business implications of GD&T and the importance on improving the product development cycle and customer/supplier relationships. The Executive Overview is one step in the Eight Tracks to GD&T Expertise program.

Dr. Greg Hetland, has 35+ years experience in the Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Commercial industry. Visit Dr. Greg Hetland's Biography for more information.

Who should attend?

All managers and executives with direct or indirect responsibility for product development, manufacturing, quality, customer interaction or supply chain management. Suppliers, Manufacturers and Engineering. We encourage you to contact your resources to bring them on-board with the costs of poorly interpreted GD&T and the effect on the production chain.


Topics Covered—Executive Overview

To provide business level insight to all management levels of technical challenges and business level implications of GD&T and measurement. To provide direct insight to the implications effective GD&T has on improving product development cycles and customer/supplier relationships. Establish a core foundational understanding of the scope of GD&T applicability to all departments/divisions within the company.

Visit Executive Overview Course on iigdt.com


Seminar on Surface Metrology for the Americas...

NCSL SeminarThe Seminar on Surface Metrology for the Americas (SSMA) is an opportunity to raise the level of practice of surface metrology through continuing education. Come for two days of tutorials, and opportunities to network with leading experts in surface metrology, in Albuquerque, NM, May 12-13, 2014. Stay through May 14, to attend the ASME B46 surface texture committee meeting. Participants will receive certificates of attendance for professional development hours.

Function comes not only from the geometry of your part, but also from the surface properties. Surface characteristics are intimately tied to functional properties such as fatigue, friction, corrosion or adhesion. Come learn how surfaces affect your product, how they are measured, and how you can improve your surface measurement practices!

General Information

IIGDT Seminar Series : November 2013 - February 2014
Minnesota Seminar Locations
Santa Clara, CA Executive Overview
November 11-15 GD&T—Intermediate Principles
  GD&T—Advanced Applications
Minneapolis, MN Introduction to Dimensional Metrology
December 2-5, 2013 Applied Dimensional Metrology
Minneapolis, MN Measurement Uncertainty
December 11-12  
Minneapolis, MN Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
February 3-7, 2014 GD&T—Intermediate Principles
  GD&T—Advanced Applications

If you would like to host a Seminar Series within your community or your company, please contact Dr. Greg Hetland for more information.

For our full schedule, visit our GD&T Seminar Schedule Page!

GD&T Chart per ASME Y14.5M-2009

IIGDT has released a new GD&T Symbol Chart supporting the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard. Since the original chart was issued based on the 1994 standard several changes have been implemented. In addition, the IIGDT chart provides clear and descriptive explanations for all symbols.

New for this year is the expanded use of 3D profile shown being applied to CAD models to demonstrate the effective use and interpretation of Profile call-outs.

Developed by Dr. Greg Hetland, this guide has been widely used in industry and can be found in many companies across the world.

Size: 24" (610 mm) x 36" (914 mm)

A Poster Paints a Thousand Words... Read about the History of the Chart here.

Visit the GD&T ASME Y14.5-2009 Chart on iigdt.com

GD&T Chart per ASME Y14.5M-2009

Dr. Greg Hetland

Phone: (612) 670-9311
Fax: (612) 395-5405



12159 Quail Avenue Ln N
Stillwater, MN 55082