Mils to micrometers Converter

This page allows you to convert length values expressed in mils to their equivalent in micrometers.

Enter the value in mils in the top field (the one marked "mil"), then press the "Convert" button or the "Enter" key. The converter also works the other way round: if you enter the value in micrometers in the "µm" field, the equivalent value in mils is calculated and displayed in the top field.

Mils to Micrometers Conversion Formula

$L_{micrometers}=L_{mils} * \frac{127}{5}$

Where Lmils is the length in mils and Lmicrometers is its equivalent in micrometers.

Reverse formula (micrometers to mils)


The mil is a unit of measure typically used in manufacturing and engineering for describing distance tolerances with high precision or for specifying the thickness of materials. One mil is equal to one thousandth of an inch, or 10-3 inches.

The mil is also referred to as thou.

The closest unit to the mil in the metric system is the micrometer: One mil is equal to 25.4 µm.


Metric system. One millionth of a meter