Imperial to Metric conversion

Following on from my suggestings of yesterday with regards to design for manufacture, an interesting idea suggested on the Model Engineering Clearing house forum

using 25.6 as a conversion factor makes 1/32″ = 0.8mm rather than .079375mm which you get if you use 25.4, 3/16th” = 4.8mm rather than 4.7625mm etc., etc., etc. Much, much easier, and you get a bigger loco!

2 thoughts on “Imperial to Metric conversion

  1. vlad says:

    i faced the fractional conversion problem and decided to make my own calculator check it out! it does fractions 2/4/8/16/23/64

    http://www.axo.cc/decimal-inch-fractions-converter.php

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 characters available

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.