# What is the diameter of an m3 bolt?

Asked By: Eneas Maessen | Last Updated: 8th June, 2020
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Tap size Basic major dia (mm) Basic major dia (inch)
M2.5 x 0.45 2,5mm .0984
M3 x 0.5 3mm .1181
M3.5 x 0.6 3,5mm .1378
M4 x 0.7 4mm .1575

Similarly, you may ask, what size is an m3 hole?

For examples, the clearance hole for a M3 screw has 3.2 mm or 3.5 mm diameter.

Subsequently, question is, is m3 the same as 3mm? M3 is usually 3mm x . 5, the second number (.

Also question is, what is the diameter of a 6mm bolt?

Metric Shoulder Bolt Dimensions

6mm 5mm x 0.8 9.75mm
8mm 6mm x 1.0 11.25mm
10mm 8mm x 1.25 13.25mm
12mm 10mm x 1.5 16.4mm

How do you measure the diameter of a bolt?

To measure the diameter of screws and bolts, you measure the distance from the outer thread on one side to the outer thread on the other side. This is called the major diameter and will usually be the proper size of the bolt.

### Is m12 the same as 12mm?

Yes. M12 is a 12mm diameter thread. You have to be sure the thread pitch measured in threads per millimeter (1.5 here) is the same as what u need.

### What size hole is m10?

ISO Metric Coarse
Size (mm) Pitch (mm) Drill (mm)
M8 1.25 6.75
M9 1.25 7.75
M10 1.5 8.5
M11 1.5 9.5

### How do you measure thread size?

How to Determine Screw Size & Thread Count
1. Lay the screw down on a flat surface.
2. Place a steel rule down the axis of the screw.
3. Count the number of thread gaps within 1 inch of the screw.
4. Divide the count of thread gaps into the length.
5. Place the screw on a flat surface.
6. Lay a steel rule between two screw threads and measure across the diameter.

### Is 5/16 The same as m8?

8 mm and 5/16" is so close in dimension, would the maker bother to make one a hair larger in size (or one a hair smaller)? The 5/16" will be sloppier. it is equivalent to 8.255 mm. The 5/16" will be sloppier.

### Is m8 8mm?

All dimensions of the bolt (and nut) are a parameter of its basic diameter. The “M8” refers to an approximation of the major diameter of the thread of 8mm - actually slightly less, like 7.9, as the sharp edges are rounded off.

### What does m5 mean?

The "M" means "metric." Metric threads are designated by diameter and thread spacing. For instance, the most common bolt size used on bicycles is 5 x . 8, also known as "M5." This size is used for water bottle mounts, cable anchor bolts, fender/rack eyelets, shifter mounts etc. The "5" means the bolt diameter is 5 mm.

M10 8.5 11
M12 10.2 13.5
M14 12 15.5
M16 14 17.5

### What is the major diameter of a bolt?

The major diameter of a thread is the diameter of the imaginary co-axial cylinder that just touches the crest of an external thread or the root of an internal thread. The minor diameter is the diameter of an imaginary cylinder that just touches the roots of an external thread and (or) the crests of an internal thread.

### What is M in bolt size?

The "M" designation for metric screws indicates the nominal outer diameter of the screw, in millimetres (e.g., an M6 screw has a nominal outer diameter of 6 millimetres).

### What is m4 size?

Metric threads, M4, M5, M6, M8, M10 & M12 are commonly used. M4, for example, means the "standard" M4 thread size: for a bolt, the outside of the thread would be 4mm in diameter, and the spacing between threads (the pitch) would be 0.70mm.

### What are standard metric bolt sizes?

Inch & Metric Thread Standards. Metric thread sizes are specified differently than inch thread sizes. For example, a 3/8-16 (coarse) thread has a 3/8" nominal major diameter and 16 threads per inch, while a 3/8-24 (fine) thread has the same nominal major diameter and 24 threads per inch.

### Is 12mm the same as 3 8?

8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch. 11mm = almost 7/16 inch. 12mm = almost 15/32 inch (= almost 1/2 inch)

### How many mm is m6?

Tap size Basic major dia (mm) Basic major dia (inch)
M6 x 1 6mm .2362
M8 x 1.25 8mm .3150
M8 x 1 8mm .3150
M10 x 1.5 10mm .3937

### How is thread pitch diameter calculated?

1. Major Diameter: Given On Print (if it is a machine screw #0-14 SEE NOTE 1A).
2. Pitch: 1/number of threads per inch.
3. Flat: pitch/8.
4. Compound Movement: .75(pitch).
5. Single Thread Height: .75(pitch) (cosine 30 degree's).
6. Pitch Diameter: major diameter - single thread height.

### What is major diameter and minor diameter?

Major Diameter is the largest diameter of a screw thread. Whereas, Minor Diameter is the smallest diameter of a screw thread.

### How do you calculate m3?

Length (centimeter) x Width (centimeter) x Height (centimeter) / 1,000,000 = Length meter x Width meter x Height meter = Cubic meter (m3) .