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 : March - May 2016
Minnesota Seminar Locations
Portland, OR Executive Overview
March 7-10, 2016 Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
  GD&T—Intermediate Principles
Santa Clara, CA Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
April 4-8, 2016 GD&T—Intermediate Principles
  Introduction to Dimensional Metrology
Minneapolis, MN Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
May 2-6, 2016 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!

Do you have the tools you need?

IIGDT offers many training tools to assist in your professional growth. Reference Manuals that are well written to clarify the intent of the standards as they relate to GD&T. Training models designed to provide clear and unambiguous definitions of form and fit and even models that clearly demonstrate the building of Datum Frame References.

Next to your toolbox and your ASME Y14.5 standard should be the IIGDT series of training manuals.

IIGDT Manuals

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Dr. Greg Hetland

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



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