Measurement Terms - How do I say this in Inches?

#1
Hi everyone, I'm new here

Could someone tell me how I would say the below in Inches

.000085" (Is this eighty five millionths?)
.00012" (Is this one tenth and 2 millionths?)

Thanks with any help on this
Stan
 
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#3
Hi Stan,

Not sure which "language" you speak...but in my field, we use either 'inches', 'mils', 'millionths', or microns and nanometers.

I would call 0.000085 inches "85 millionths"...it would be assumed and understood that it was 85 millionths of an inch.
I would call 0.00012 inches "point one two mils" or "120 millionths"...

Conversely...I might call them 2 (or 2.16) microns and 3 (or 3.05) microns...2159 nanometers would be frowned upon...big numbers and nanometers are 'socially unacceptable' since nanometers only come out when things are tiny...
 
#4
Hi Stan,

Not sure which "language" you speak...but in my field, we use either 'inches', 'mils', 'millionths', or microns and nanometers.

I would call 0.000085 inches "85 millionths"...it would be assumed and understood that it was 85 millionths of an inch.
I would call 0.00012 inches "point one two mils" or "120 millionths"...

Conversely...I might call them 2 (or 2.16) microns and 3 (or 3.05) microns...2159 nanometers would be frowned upon...big numbers and nanometers are 'socially unacceptable' since nanometers only come out when things are tiny...

Thanks Ninja, This is the first or second forum I've ever joined in my life!
I will need to practice on being more descriptive with my questions going forward.
And yes I was asking for inches.

Thanks Again!
 

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#6
In some toolmaking circles, everything is referenced from the thousandth (0.001).
0.0001 = a tenth (sometimes they would say a tenth of a thou)
0.00001 = a hundredth (sometimes the would say a hundredth of a thou)

.0000085" they would say 8 and a half thousandths
.00012" they would say 1.2 tenths

Not saying its right... I was thoroughly confused when I first heard this dialect...heck I am getting confused again just writing it out ;)
 
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