IIGDT Newsletter February 2014
Budgetary Planning....Are all the pieces coming together?

University IconEvery company has a chain of teams depending on each other to make the end product a success. When each team is on a different page, or sometimes even a different book altogether, it becomes impossible to create a high quality, properly functioning piece of equipment. The bottom line is dependent on everyone speaking, and more importantly understanding, the same language. This is where IIGDT comes in. All the guesswork and assumptions are removed, and through the trainings implemented by Dr. Hetland your company can finally synchronize its efforts in understanding the proper interpretation or intent of GD&T.

Educated and ConfusedEducated and confused...it's a sad fact; education in manufacturing no longer addresses GD&T. For those who may have taken a class on it along the way, typically 95% of the individuals have not applied that knowledge for some time, or were taught to a previous version of the standard, or were taught less than optimum methods. In most instances the individuals that have attempted to apply GD&T in some manner have done it incorrectly, which has caused parts to be rejected that actually still work or parts to be accepted that actually will not work. Even those that feel they were proficient in GD&T have been more than surprised at the depth of knowledge they did not have on the subject and that many things they were previously doing were wrong.


This is the motivation behind Dr. Hetland's 8 Tracks to GD&T Expertise. His series of trainings removes any ambiguities your process chain may have, creating a clarity of knowledge across the process chain. Once everyone has a full understanding of GD&T, your team will create products as intended, saving your company time and money while providing customer satisfaction.

IIGDT Seminar Series : February 2014 - May 2014
Minnesota Seminar Locations
Minneapolis, MN Introduction to Dimensional Metrology
March 3-6, 2014 Applied Dimensional Metrology
Minneapolis, MN Measurement Uncertainty
March 12-13, 2014  
Fargo, ND GD&T—Intermediate Principles
March 17-18, 2014  
Santa Clara, CA Executive Overview
April 7-11, 2014 GD&T—Intermediate Principles
  GD&T—Advanced Applications
Minneapolis, MN Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
May 12-7, 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 Training Models

In-House Training Tools

Bringing GD&T training programs into your company provides a valuable tool in the understanding of GD&T across all departments. IIGDT offers three GD&T Models Sets to assist in the on-going training that demonstrate the application of GD&T, visit the iigdt.com products page to learn more about the valuable training tools.

IIGDT Manuals

Dr. Greg Hetland

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



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