# Inches Per Minute to Millimeters Per Second Converter

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Convert Millimeters Per Second to Inches Per Minute (mm/s to in/min) ▶

## Conversion Table

 inches per minute to millimeters per second in/min mm/s 1 in/min 0.4233 mm/s 2 in/min 0.8467 mm/s 3 in/min 1.27 mm/s 4 in/min 1.6933 mm/s 5 in/min 2.1167 mm/s 6 in/min 2.54 mm/s 7 in/min 2.9633 mm/s 8 in/min 3.3867 mm/s 9 in/min 3.81 mm/s 10 in/min 4.2333 mm/s 11 in/min 4.6567 mm/s 12 in/min 5.08 mm/s 13 in/min 5.5033 mm/s 14 in/min 5.9267 mm/s 15 in/min 6.35 mm/s 16 in/min 6.7733 mm/s 17 in/min 7.1967 mm/s 18 in/min 7.62 mm/s 19 in/min 8.0433 mm/s 20 in/min 8.4667 mm/s

## How to convert

1 inch per minute (in/min) = 0.423333333 millimeter per second (mm/s). Inch Per Minute (in/min) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Millimeter Per Second (mm/s) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## Definition of Inches Per Minute

Inches per minute (ipm) is a unit of speed that measures how fast something is moving in terms of inches per unit of time. It is commonly used in machining applications, such as when describing the feed rate of a milling machine or a drill bit. The feed rate is the distance that the tool moves along the workpiece in one minute.

One inch per minute is equal to 0.00042333333333333 meters per second, or 0.0254 meters per minute. It can also be converted to other units of speed, such as feet per minute, miles per hour, or kilometers per hour, by using appropriate conversion factors.

## How to Convert Inches Per Minute

To convert inches per minute to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert inches per minute to feet per minute, we need to multiply by 12, since there are 12 inches in one foot. To convert inches per minute to miles per hour, we need to multiply by 0.056818181818182, since there are 0.056818181818182 miles in one inch.

Here are some examples of how to convert inches per minute to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

• To convert 10 ipm to feet per minute (fpm), we multiply by 12: 10 ipm x 12 = 120 fpm
• To convert 20 ipm to yards per minute (ypm), we divide by 36, since there are 36 inches in one yard: 20 ipm / 36 = 0.55555555555556 ypm
• To convert 30 ipm to miles per hour (mph), we multiply by 0.056818181818182: 30 ipm x 0.056818181818182 = 1.7045454545455 mph
• To convert 40 ipm to millimeters per minute (mm/min), we multiply by 25.4, since there are 25.4 millimeters in one inch: 40 ipm x 25.4 = 1016 mm/min
• To convert 50 ipm to centimeters per minute (cm/min), we multiply by 2.54, since there are 2.54 centimeters in one inch: 50 ipm x 2.54 = 127 cm/min
• To convert 60 ipm to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 0.0254, since there are 0.0254 meters in one inch: 60 ipm x 0.0254 = 1.524 m/min

## Where Inches Per Minute Are Used

Inches per minute are mainly used in the United States and other countries that use the US Standard system of measurement. They are often used in machining applications, such as milling, drilling, turning, and cutting, where the feed rate of the tool is an important parameter that affects the quality and efficiency of the process.

For example, a milling machine may have a feed rate of 100 ipm, which means that the tool moves along the workpiece at a speed of 100 inches per minute. A drill bit may have a feed rate of 20 ipm, which means that it advances into the material at a speed of 20 inches per minute.

Inches per minute are also used in some other fields, such as woodworking, printing, sewing, and conveyor belts, where the speed of movement is measured in inches per unit of time.

## History of Inches Per Minute

The origin of inches per minute as a unit of speed can be traced back to the development of machining tools and techniques in the Industrial Revolution. As machines became more advanced and precise, there was a need for a standard unit of measurement that could describe the speed and feed rate of the tools.

Inches per minute were chosen as a convenient and simple unit that could be easily calculated and adjusted based on the size and type of the tool and the material being worked on. Inches were already a common unit of length in the US Standard system, so they were easy to apply and understand.

Inches per minute have been used ever since as a standard unit of speed for machining applications in the United States and other countries that use the US Standard system. They have also been adopted by some other fields that involve movement in inches per unit of time.

## Example Conversions of Inches Per Minute to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert inches per minute to other units of speed, using the conversion factors given above:

• To convert 100 ipm to feet per minute, we multiply by 12: 100 ipm x 12 = 1200 fpm
• To convert 200 ipm to yards per minute, we divide by 36: 200 ipm / 36 = 5.5555555555556 ypm
• To convert 300 ipm to miles per hour, we multiply by 0.056818181818182: 300 ipm x 0.056818181818182 = 17.045454545455 mph
• To convert 400 ipm to millimeters per minute, we multiply by 25.4: 400 ipm x 25.4 = 10160 mm/min
• To convert 500 ipm to centimeters per minute, we multiply by 2.54: 500 ipm x 2.54 = 1270 cm/min
• To convert 600 ipm to meters per minute, we multiply by 0.0254: 600 ipm x 0.0254 = 15.24 m/min
• To convert 700 ipm to kilometers per hour, we multiply by 0.09144, since there are 0.09144 kilometers in one inch: 700 ipm x 0.09144 = 64.008 km/h
Inch per minute also can be marked as inch/minute.

## How to convert millimeters per second

Millimeters per second can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

• Meters per second (m/s): To convert from mm/s to m/s, divide by 1000. To convert from m/s to mm/s, multiply by 1000. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.001 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 10000 mm/s.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from mm/s to km/h, multiply by 0.0036. To convert from km/h to mm/s, divide by 0.0036. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.0036 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 13888.89 mm/s.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from mm/s to mph, multiply by 0.00223694. To convert from mph to mm/s, divide by 0.00223694. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00223694 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 13411.2 mm/s.
• Knots (kn): To convert from mm/s to kn, multiply by 0.00194384. To convert from kn to mm/s, divide by 0.00194384. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00194384 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 7716.12 mm/s.
• Feet per second (ft/s): To convert from mm/s to ft/s, multiply by 0.00328084. To convert from ft/s to mm/s, divide by 0.00328084. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.00328084 ft/s, and 40 ft/s is equal to 12192 mm/s.
• Inches per second (in/s): To convert from mm/s to in/s, multiply by 0.0393701. To convert from in/s to mm/s, divide by 0.0393701. For example, 1 mm/s is equal to 0.0393701 in/s, and 20 in/s is equal to 508 mm/s.

## Where millimeters per second are used

Millimeters per second are mainly used in microbiology and nanotechnology to measure the speed or velocity of microscopic organisms and processes.

For example, the average speed of a bacterium such as Escherichia coli is about 10-20 micrometers per second, which is equivalent to 0.01-0.02 mm/s.

The average speed of a virus such as influenza A virus is about 1 micrometer per second, which is equivalent to 0.001 mm/s.

The average speed of a nanorobot such as a DNA origami walker is about 4 nanometers per second, which is equivalent to 0.000004 mm/s.

## Definition of millimeters per second

According to the SI definition, one millimeter per second is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one millimeter in a time of one second.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in millimeters per second, s is the distance traveled in millimeters, and t is the time taken in seconds.

## History of millimeters per second

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The millimeter was originally derived from the meter in the late 18th century as one thousandth of a meter.

The second was originally defined in terms of the Earth’s rotation as one eighty-six thousand four hundredth of a mean solar day.

The combination of these two units resulted in the millimeter per second as a unit of speed or velocity.

The millimeter per second was officially adopted as part of the SI system in 1960.

## Example conversions of millimeters per second to other units

Here are some examples of converting millimeters per second to other units of speed or velocity:

• 1 mm/s = 0.001 m/s = 0.0036 km/h = 0.00223694 mph = 0.00194384 kn = 0.00328084 ft/s = 0.0393701 in/s
• 2 mm/s = 0.002 m/s = 0.0072 km/h = 0.00447388 mph = 0.00388768 kn = 0.00656168 ft/s = 0.0787402 in/s
• 5 mm/s = 0.005 m/s = 0.018 km/h = 0.0111847 mph = 0.0097192 kn = 0.0164042 ft/s = 0.196851 in/s
• 10 mm/s = 0.01 m/s = 0.036 km/h = 0.0223694 mph = 0.0194384 kn = 0.0328084 ft/s = 0.393701 in/s
• 20 mm/s = 0.02 m/s = 0.072 km/h = 0.0447388 mph = 0.0388768 kn = 0.0656168 ft/s = 0.787402 in/s
• 50 mm/s = 0.05 m/s = 0.18 km/h = 0.111847 mph = 0.097192 kn = 0.164042 ft/s = 1.9685 in/s
• 100 mm/s = 0.1 m/s = 0.36 km/h = 0.223694 mph = 0.194384 kn = 0.328084 ft/s = 3.93701 in/s
Millimeters per second also can be marked as mm/s and Millimetres per second (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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