Why are standardized units of measurement important?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2015

It is all to do with repeatability.


If everything was made bespoke and all components manufactured by different individuals then it would likely be uncommon for things to fit well. This situation became critical during the wars. (sorry to bring that one up!) Imagine the criticality of bullets not fitting the firearm. Could be catastrophic. Hence standardisation! It made life much more reliable, and safer!