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Old 17th May 2004, 11:37 AM
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Please Help! Microfinish conversion - Micrometers (?) to microinches?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.

What's the converion from micrometers (?) to microinches? The specification is 1.27 to 3.31 in metric.

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Old 17th May 2004, 12:24 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.

What's the converion from micrometers (?) to microinches? The specification is 1.27 to 3.31 in metric.
1 microinch = 0.0254 micrometer
In microinch your specification would be roughly 50/130 (there are rounding errors!)

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Old 17th May 2004, 12:25 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.

What's the converion from micrometers (?) to microinches? The specification is 1.27 to 3.31 in metric.
There are 25.4 mm/inch, so I think there are 0.0254 micrometer per microinch.
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Old 18th May 2004, 08:36 AM
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We measure plating thicknesses in microinches and microns. I usually convert by:

microinches * .0254 = microns

microns / .0254 = microinches

Also, 1 micron = roughly 40u" but you get a small rounding error. It's just convenient for quick checks sometimes without a calculator...

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