# Newton-Meters Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in newton-meters below to convert to another unit of torque.

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## What Are Newton-Meters?

Newton-meters are a measurement of torque.

The newton-meter, or newton-metre, is an SI unit of torque in the metric system. Newton-meters can be abbreviated as *Nm*; for example, 1 newton-meter can be written as 1 Nm.

## How Much Is a Newton-Meter?

One newton-meter is equal to the torque that results from applying a force of one newton perpendicularly to a one-meter-long moment arm.

### Newton-Meters vs. Joules

While the expression of the newton-meter (N·m) is algebraically similar to the joule, the newton-meter is a measure of the force required to rotate an object about its axis. The joule, on the other hand, is the energy equal to the force required to move an object a distance of one meter.

In practical terms, if you were to apply a force of one newton at the end of a one-meter-long wrench, you would be exerting a torque of one newton-meter. If you apply a force of one newton to push an object over a distance of one meter, you would be exerting the energy of one joule.

## How to Convert Newton-Meters

To convert newton-meters to another unit of torque, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor.
A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.^{[1]}

You can find the conversion factors for newton-meters in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the torque measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

newton-meters × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Newton-Meters Measurement Conversion Table

newton-meters | inch-pounds | foot-pounds |
---|---|---|

1 Nm | 8.850746 lb-in | 0.737562 lb-ft |

2 Nm | 17.701492 lb-in | 1.475124 lb-ft |

3 Nm | 26.552237 lb-in | 2.212686 lb-ft |

4 Nm | 35.402983 lb-in | 2.950249 lb-ft |

5 Nm | 44.253729 lb-in | 3.687811 lb-ft |

6 Nm | 53.104475 lb-in | 4.425373 lb-ft |

7 Nm | 61.955221 lb-in | 5.162935 lb-ft |

8 Nm | 70.805966 lb-in | 5.900497 lb-ft |

9 Nm | 79.656712 lb-in | 6.638059 lb-ft |

10 Nm | 88.507458 lb-in | 7.375621 lb-ft |

11 Nm | 97.358204 lb-in | 8.113184 lb-ft |

12 Nm | 106.208949 lb-in | 8.850746 lb-ft |

13 Nm | 115.059695 lb-in | 9.588308 lb-ft |

14 Nm | 123.910441 lb-in | 10.32587 lb-ft |

15 Nm | 132.761187 lb-in | 11.063432 lb-ft |

16 Nm | 141.611933 lb-in | 11.800994 lb-ft |

17 Nm | 150.462678 lb-in | 12.538557 lb-ft |

18 Nm | 159.313424 lb-in | 13.276119 lb-ft |

19 Nm | 168.16417 lb-in | 14.013681 lb-ft |

20 Nm | 177.014916 lb-in | 14.751243 lb-ft |

## Newton-Meters Conversion Calculators

You can also convert torque using one of our newton-meters converters below.

## References

- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion