# Micrometers to Inches Converter

Enter the length in micrometers below to get the value converted to inches.

## Result in Inches:

1 µm = 3.937E-5 in
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## How to Convert Micrometers to Inches

To convert a measurement in micrometers to a measurement in inches, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 25,400 micrometers/inch.

Since one inch is equal to 25,400 micrometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

inches = micrometers ÷ 25,400

The length in inches is equal to the length in micrometers divided by 25,400.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 micrometers to inches using the formula above.
inches = (50,000 µm ÷ 25,400) = 1.968504"

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

## What Is a Micrometer?

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for millionths, or 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm; for example, 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

## What Is an Inch?

An inch is a unit of length equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.[1]

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in; for example, 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.

The standard ruler is 12 inches long and is a common tool for measuring a length in inches. Another frequently used tool to perform measurements in inches is a tape measure, which commonly comes in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of devices used to make measurements in inches 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 a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Micrometer to Inch Conversion Table

Table showing various micrometer measurements converted to inches.
Micrometers Inches
1 µm 0.00003937"
2 µm 0.00007874"
3 µm 0.000118"
4 µm 0.000157"
5 µm 0.000197"
6 µm 0.000236"
7 µm 0.000276"
8 µm 0.000315"
9 µm 0.000354"
10 µm 0.000394"
100 µm 0.003937"
1,000 µm 0.03937"
10,000 µm 0.393701"
100,000 µm 3.937"

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf