This paper is an account of the lessons learned during the course of the change-over to the metric system in the U.K. It describes the timing of the change, the situation in the U.S., government involvement, communications and coordination, planning, training, the advantages of going metric, product improvement and rationalization, marketing, costs, identification and standards. It concludes by emphasizing that the language of metrication is not only simple but international, and urges the early adoption of the metric system in the U.S.

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  • Authors:
    • Lowe, R W
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  • Serial:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Volume: 94
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0025-6501

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  • Accession Number: 00035071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-DE-32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1996 12:00AM