Description Abbreviation Conversions
FORCE Newton N 1 N = 0.2248 lbf = 0.1020 kgf
  kilogram-force or kilogram ("force" is dropped & implied) kgf or kg 1 kgf = 1 kg = 9.807 N = 2.204 lbf
  pound-force or pound lbf or lb 1 lbf = 1 lb = 4.448 N = 0.4536 kgf
  thousand pounds kip 1 kip = 1000 lbf
       
MASS short ton ton 1 ton = 2000 lb
  long ton long ton 1 long ton = 2240 lb
  metric ton ton, tonn or tonne 1 metric ton = 1000 kg
       
TORQUE Newton-meter N*m 1 N*m = 0.102 kg*m = 0.738 ft*lb
  kilogram-meter kg*m 1 kg*m = 9.807
  foot-pound or pound-foot ft*lb or lb*ft 1 ft*lb = 1 lb*ft = 1.356 N*m
  inch-pound or pound-inch in*lb or lb*in 12 in*lb = 12 lb*in = 1 ft*lb

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