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Old 05-02-2016, 09:28 PM
LouieAtienza LouieAtienza is offline
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Originally Posted by littlesmith View Post
Yes, millimeters and meters are sometimes used outside of metric system countrys. The US army uses the metric system, but they are talking about meters or kilometers. When you talk about precicion engineering like guitar building, millimeters is the norm.
Use millimeters a lot in CNC, as a lot of components are made in metric units, and dimensions always stated in millimeters. Though for my "work" I wouldn't use anything but Imperial units... force of habit maybe, but works just fine. Interestingly, the controls are set up for Imperial units on my CNCs, though the leadscrews are mm.