## Mechanical vs. Digital Micrometer

Micrometers can be classified based on how it works: mechanical, digital, and dial. Each division has different components and working principle inside of its body, however, the purpose remain the same to provide a magnified measurement. These different working principles also affect the way the micrometer display the reading. Further, it can be 4 classifications: … Read more

## What is the Least Count of Micrometer?

Micrometer’s least count means the smallest increment figure that the micrometer’s scale provides. It’s also the smallest thickness or length that can be measured. For example 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, these row of numbers has 1 increment figure. Another example, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, … Read more

## What is Vernier Scale?

Suppose you are measuring with a caliper, then you suddenly get quite confused. You ask, “Why must the aligned line that gets counted on the vernier scale? How that could be?” If you are in a situation like this, this is a good chance to learn it. Vernier scale is the secondary scale that is … Read more

## How to Read A Caliper

There are three classifications based on how to read the caliper: 1) Vernier caliper, 2) Dial caliper, and 3) Digital caliper. The first one uses a vernier scale, while the second one uses a dial gauge, while the third one uses electronic components. Each of them looks different and has a different working mechanism. Reading … Read more

## The History of Caliper

Measuring instruments have been around for quite a while. The first traces of caliper lead back to the Chinese Yin era where a sliding measuring instrument was used. This measuring instrument consisted of two jaws and sliding scales. It was known as “Nogisu”. This was originally made of horn, bone or mammoth but later it … Read more

## The History of Tape Measure

The invention of tape measures has a very unusual history. Sometimes you never know, two completely different things which may have no connection can have a connection. The invention leads back to the time where the hoop skirts were gaining a lot of attention in the fashion industry. The tape measure is an end product … Read more

## What is Carbide-Tipped Anvil?

You may have heard “carbide-tipped anvil” several times when searching for micrometers especially when reading the detail product information. Also, you might realize that all the recommended micrometers for reloading we advise are carbide tipped on the measuring faces as well. For you who don’t know about it; you might more often hear steel, then … Read more