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Deciding on a material thickness

If you don't have a set of calipers or a micrometer with which to gauge the thickness of the material you would like to use, you can use common household objects instead. Use chart below to get a feel for various thicknesses. You could also use any of these objects to measure existing parts.

For thicker measurements, stack several parts together. For example, 3 CDs are 3 X 1.2 mm = 3.6 mm or 0.142 inches thick.

 

 

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  Inches Millimeters

Dollar bill

0.0043

0.1092

#9 Standard Razor Blade

0.009

0.2286

#12 Heavy Duty Razor Blade

0.012

0.3048

Credit Card

0.030

0.76

CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray Disc

0.047

1.2

US Dime

0.053

1.35

US Penny (Cent)

0.060

1.52

US Quarter

0.069

1.75

US Nickel

0.077

1.95

Canadian Polymer Banknote

0.004

0.091

Canadian 10 Cents

0.048

1.22

Canadian Cent

0.057

1.45

Canadian 25 Cents

0.062

1.58

Canadian Dollar

0.069

1.75

Canadian 5 Cents

0.069

1.76

 

Table : Thicknesses of common objects