What is mil thickness?

Mil thickness is a common measurement in manufacturing. A "mil" is a unit of thickness equal to one thousandth of an inch (.001 inch).

To convert mil to inches, take mil and divide by 1000.

  • Example: 2 mil/1000 = .002 inches

To convert mil to gauge, take mil and multiply by 100.

  • Example: 2 mil x 100 = 200 gauge

How do you measure mil thickness? Measure mil thickness during production or inspection using a micrometer or thickness gauge.

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