# Kilometers to Microinches Converter

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## Conversion Table

 kilometers to microinches km µin 1 km 39370100000 µin 2 km 78740200000 µin 3 km 118110300000 µin 4 km 157480400000 µin 5 km 196850500000 µin 6 km 236220600000 µin 7 km 275590700000 µin 8 km 314960800000 µin 9 km 354330900000 µin 10 km 393701000000 µin 11 km 433071100000 µin 12 km 472441200000 µin 13 km 511811300000 µin 14 km 551181400000 µin 15 km 590551500000 µin 16 km 629921600000 µin 17 km 669291700000 µin 18 km 708661800000 µin 19 km 748031900000 µin 20 km 787402000000 µin

## How to convert

1 kilometer (km) = 39370100000 microinch (µin). Kilometer (km) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Microinch (µin) is a unit of Length used in Standard system.

## Kilometer - Unit of Distance / Length

Unit Symbol/Abbreviation: km

Where the unit used in the World:

The kilometer is used as a unit used to measure distances or lengths.
It's a standard measure for travelled distances, geographical distances and maps in most countries excluding the USA and the United Kingdom where mile is still used for this purpose.
between geographical locations on land, and in most countries is the official unit for this purpose. Primary exceptions are the United Kingdom, Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America, where the mile remains as standard as a part of imperial system.

Definition of the Unit:

The kilometer (kilometre in UK spelling) is a unit of length/distance in the metric system (SI Unit system) equivalent to one thousand meters.

1 km is equivalent to 0.62137 miles.

History of the Unit:

Although the meter was defined in 1799 in France, the kilometer was first adopted for everyday use by the Dutch in 1817 under local name of the mijl. The myriametre (10000 meters) and "lieues de Poste" (Postal leagues, 4288 meters) were preferred to the "kilometer" for everyday use in France in 19th century. In the mid 19th century the kilometer was already in everyday use in the Italy and in Netherlands and the myriametre was still in use in France. The CIPM (The International Committee for Weights and Measures) officially abolished the prefix "myria-" and the "myriametre" in 1935, leaving the kilometer as the recognised unit of length instead of myriametre.

Where it's used:

The kilometer is commonly used on road signs to indicate the distance to travel to a given location, on maps to indicate scale, for odometer indication in automotive industry. It is also the most popular unit for describing the distance between geographical points and locations.

Equivalents in other units and scales:

• 1 km = 1000000 millimeters (mm)
• 1 km = 100 000 centimeters (cm)
• 1 km = 10000 decimeters (dm)
• 1 km = 1000 meters (m)
• 1 km = 3280.84 feet (ft)
• 1 megameter = 1000 km
• 1 gigameter = 1000000 km
• 1 mile = 1.609 km
• 1 yard = 0.000914 km
• 1 foot = 0.000305 km
• 1 inch = 0.0000254 km
• Units of length in the metric SI system are based on multiples or fractions of a meter.
• There are measurements of length/distance in the metric SI system greater than a kilometer that can be expressed in terms of kilometres.

1 km is equivalent to 0.621371 mi.

The kilometer is unit of length in the metric SI system and is equivalent to one thousand metres.

## Microinch: A Unit of Length

The microinch is a unit of length that is equal to one millionth of an inch (0.000001 inch). It is a non-SI unit of measurement that is mainly used in engineering and manufacturing fields. The symbol for microinch is µin or µ". The microinch is also a derived unit in the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement.

The microinch is most commonly used when expressing small distances or dimensions, such as the surface roughness or flatness of materials and parts. The microinch is also used for measuring the wavelength of light and other electromagnetic waves.

In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the microinch as a unit of length.

## Definition of the Microinch

The microinch is a unit of length that is equal to one millionth of an inch (0.000001 inch). It is defined as 25.4 nanometers or 2.54 × 10^-8 meters by international agreement in 1959. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters or 0.0254 meter.

The definition of the microinch has changed over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the microinch as based on the meter was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

## History of the Microinch

The origin of the microinch as a unit of length can be traced back to the early 20th century, when it was introduced by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as a standard for measuring surface roughness. Surface roughness is a measure of how smooth or irregular a surface is, which affects its friction, wear and corrosion properties.

The microinch was adopted by other countries and industries that followed the American system of measurement, such as Canada and Japan. It was also incorporated into the ANSI/ASME B46.1 standard for surface texture in 1985.

The microinch was also used by some optical scientists and engineers to measure the wavelength of light and other electromagnetic waves. For example, the visible spectrum of light ranges from about 4,000 to 7,000 microinches.

## Usage of the Microinch

The microinch is a unit of length that is used for measuring small distances or dimensions, such as the surface roughness or flatness of materials and parts. For example:

• Measuring the smoothness or roughness of metal surfaces, such as steel, aluminum and copper.
• Measuring the flatness or curvature of glass surfaces, such as lenses, mirrors and windows.
• Measuring the thickness or diameter of thin films, coatings and wires.
• Measuring the accuracy or tolerance of machined parts, such as gears, bearings and shafts.

The microinch is commonly used in engineering and manufacturing fields, especially in precision machining, metrology and quality control. Some examples are:

• Measuring the surface finish of machined parts, such as turned, milled and ground surfaces.
• Measuring the surface profile of textured surfaces, such as honed, lapped and polished surfaces.
• Measuring the surface geometry of complex surfaces, such as grooved, fluted and serrated surfaces.
• Measuring the surface defects of defective surfaces, such as scratches, pits and dents.

The microinch is also used for measuring the wavelength of light and other electromagnetic waves. For example:

• Measuring the color or frequency of visible light, infrared light and ultraviolet light.
• Measuring the polarization or phase of coherent light, such as laser light and holographic light.
• Measuring the interference or diffraction patterns of interfering light, such as interferometric light and diffractive light.

## Example Conversions of Microinch to Other Units

The microinch can be converted to other units of length by using different factors and formulas. Here are some examples of conversion for different types of units:

• To convert a microinch to inches, divide by 1,000,000:

1 µin / 1,000,000 = 0.000001 in

• To convert a microinch to feet, divide by 12,000,000:

1 µin / 12,000,000 = 8.333 × 10^-8 ft

• To convert a microinch to yards, divide by 36,000,000:

1 µin / 36,000,000 = 2.778 × 10^-8 yd

• To convert a microinch to meters, multiply by 2.54 × 10^-8:

1 µin x 2.54 × 10^-8 = 2.54 × 10^-8 m

• To convert a microinch to kilometers, multiply by 2.54 × 10^-14:

1 µin x 2.54 × 10^-14 = 2.54 × 10^-14 km

• To convert a microinch to nanometers, multiply by 25.4:

1 µin x 25.4 = 25.4 nm

• To convert an inch to microinches, multiply by 1,000,000:

1 in x 1,000,000 = 1,000,000 µin

• To convert a foot to microinches, multiply by 12,000,000:

1 ft x 12,000,000 = 12,000,000 µin

• To convert a yard to microinches, multiply by 36,000,000:

1 yd x 36,000,000 = 36,000,000 µin

• To convert a meter to microinches, divide by 2.54 × 10^-8:

1 m / 2.54 × 10^-8 = 39,370,078.74 µin

• To convert a kilometer to microinches, divide by 2.54 × 10^-14:

1 km / 2.54 × 10^-14 = 39,370,078,740,157.48 µin

• To convert a nanometer to microinches, divide by 25.4:

1 nm / 25.4 = 0.03937 µin

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