# Inch-Pounds to Newton-Meters Converter

Enter the torque in inch-pounds below to get the value converted to newton-meters.

**Results in Newton-Meters:**

Do you want to convert newton-meters to inch-pounds?

## How to Convert Inch-Pounds to Newton-Meters

To convert a measurement in inch-pounds to a measurement in newton-meters, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 0.112985 newton-meters/inch-pound.

Since one inch-pound is equal to 0.112985 newton-meters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

newton-meters = inch-pounds × 0.112985

The torque in newton-meters is equal to the torque in inch-pounds multiplied by 0.112985.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 inch-pounds to newton-meters using the formula above.

### How Many Newton-Meters Are in an Inch-Pound?

There are **0.112985** newton-meters in an inch-pound, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb-in = 0.112985 Nm

Inch-pounds and newton-meters are both units used to measure torque. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Inch-Pounds?

One inch-pound is equal to the torque that results from applying one pound-force perpendicularly to a one-inch-long moment arm.

One inch-pound is equal to 1/12 of a foot-pound. Thus, 12 inch-pounds of torque is equal to one foot-pound.

While inch-pounds are commonly used to describe torque, the correct verbiage is pound-inches.

The inch-pound, or pound-inch or pound-force inch, is a US customary unit of torque. Inch-pounds can be abbreviated as *lb-in*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *lbf-in* or *in-lb*. For example, 1 inch-pound can be written as 1 lb-in, 1 lbf-in, or 1 in-lb.

Learn more about inch-pounds.

## What Are Newton-Meters?

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.

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.

Learn more about newton-meters.

## Inch-Pound to Newton-Meter Conversion Table

Inch-pounds | Newton-meters |
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1 lb-in | 0.112985 Nm |

2 lb-in | 0.22597 Nm |

3 lb-in | 0.338954 Nm |

4 lb-in | 0.451939 Nm |

5 lb-in | 0.564924 Nm |

6 lb-in | 0.677909 Nm |

7 lb-in | 0.790894 Nm |

8 lb-in | 0.903879 Nm |

9 lb-in | 1.0169 Nm |

10 lb-in | 1.1298 Nm |

11 lb-in | 1.2428 Nm |

12 lb-in | 1.3558 Nm |

13 lb-in | 1.4688 Nm |

14 lb-in | 1.5818 Nm |

15 lb-in | 1.6948 Nm |

16 lb-in | 1.8078 Nm |

17 lb-in | 1.9207 Nm |

18 lb-in | 2.0337 Nm |

19 lb-in | 2.1467 Nm |

20 lb-in | 2.2597 Nm |

21 lb-in | 2.3727 Nm |

22 lb-in | 2.4857 Nm |

23 lb-in | 2.5987 Nm |

24 lb-in | 2.7116 Nm |

25 lb-in | 2.8246 Nm |

26 lb-in | 2.9376 Nm |

27 lb-in | 3.0506 Nm |

28 lb-in | 3.1636 Nm |

29 lb-in | 3.2766 Nm |

30 lb-in | 3.3895 Nm |

31 lb-in | 3.5025 Nm |

32 lb-in | 3.6155 Nm |

33 lb-in | 3.7285 Nm |

34 lb-in | 3.8415 Nm |

35 lb-in | 3.9545 Nm |

36 lb-in | 4.0675 Nm |

37 lb-in | 4.1804 Nm |

38 lb-in | 4.2934 Nm |

39 lb-in | 4.4064 Nm |

40 lb-in | 4.5194 Nm |