Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Inches to Micrometers

Convert from inches to micrometers with this simple formula:
micrometers = inches × 25400
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1 Inch = 25,400 Micrometers

Learn How to Convert Inches to Micrometers Using our Conversion Formula

Converting an inch length measurement to a micrometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. An inch is equal to 25400 micrometers, so to convert simply multiply by 25400.

For example, 5" = (5 × 25400) = 127,000µm.

Our inch fraction calculator can add inches and micrometers together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Inches and micrometers are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. An inch is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1in. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

The actual length of an inch has varied becuase of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

inches and micrometers are units used to measure length
Convert Micrometers to Inches

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Inch Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions

Common inch values converted to the equivalent micrometer value
Inches Micrometers Inches Micrometers Inches Micrometers
1" 25,400 21" 533,400 41" 1,041,400
2" 50,800 22" 558,800 42" 1,066,800
3" 76,200 23" 584,200 43" 1,092,200
4" 101,600 24" 609,600 44" 1,117,600
5" 127,000 25" 635,000 45" 1,143,000
6" 152,400 26" 660,400 46" 1,168,400
7" 177,800 27" 685,800 47" 1,193,800
8" 203,200 28" 711,200 48" 1,219,200
9" 228,600 29" 736,600 49" 1,244,600
10" 254,000 30" 762,000 50" 1,270,000
11" 279,400 31" 787,400 51" 1,295,400
12" 304,800 32" 812,800 52" 1,320,800
13" 330,200 33" 838,200 53" 1,346,200
14" 355,600 34" 863,600 54" 1,371,600
15" 381,000 35" 889,000 55" 1,397,000
16" 406,400 36" 914,400 56" 1,422,400
17" 431,800 37" 939,800 57" 1,447,800
18" 457,200 38" 965,200 58" 1,473,200
19" 482,600 39" 990,600 59" 1,498,600
20" 508,000 40" 1,016,000 60" 1,524,000