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 ```How do you convert the unit of measurement ML (monolayers) to Gauge (as in thihckness of steel)?``` Request for Question Clarification by eiffel-ga on 05 Jul 2006 12:44 PDT ```Hi remdog-ga, Is it possible that you are instead needing a conversion from millimeters to steel gauge? It's possible that ML is an (incorrect) abbreviation for millimetres. (A monolayer refers to a layer of a molecular compound one molecule thick.) Regards, eiffel-ga``` Clarification of Question by remdog-ga on 06 Jul 2006 06:31 PDT ```It is possible as I am not familiar with the units of measurement used for thickness of a material. My ultimate goal is to understand what the difference is, if any, between a thickness measured in 'ML' and a thickness that is just listed as, for example, '.006 Gauge'.```
 ```Hi remdog-ga, Sometimes "gauge" is just used to mean "measured thickness", and a gauge of ".006" probably refers to a thickness of 0.006 inches. An equivalent figure in "ML" is probably intended to refer to a thickness measured in millimeters (for which the correct abbreviation is "mm"). There is also a measurement for steel based on "Gauge numbers". If you see a "gauge" with an integer (such as "24 gauge") it's likely to be referring to a gauge number. A conversion chart between gauge numbers, thickness in inches, and thickness in millimeters can be found here: Maryland Metrics - Steel Thickness Conversion Table http://mdmetric.com/tech/steelthk.htm On this table, "B.W.G." means Birmingham Wire Gauge, used for steel wire. "U.S.G." means US Standard Gauge, used for stainless steel. Other gauge scales also exist, so whenever a gauge is quoted it is important to add the appropriate initials (for example "24 B.W.G."). Regards, eiffel-ga Google Search Strategy: steel gauge mm ://www.google.com/search?q=steel+gauge+mm gauge monolayer steel ://www.google.com/search?q=gauge+monolayer+steel```