Understanding Metrology Measurement Units – Inch & Metric

In this metrology training episode, we are going to teach you how to speak like a measurement professional. We are often dealing with small numbers in this business – tolerances – errors – deviations – uncertainties – most of the measuring values that are important to us in dimensional measurements are smaller than the thickness of your hair. These little numbers have multiple zeros after the decimal point, which makes speaking them difficult. In both inch and metric units, our industry has its own language – and some of it is unwritten and unofficial slang terms such as the micron – but those special terms can be quite useful in every day conversations.