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When weight matters what optical breadboards to use?

Posted by Administrator on 10/16/2015 to Products
There are often special optical applications that restrict the weight of the optical breadboard being used. In the application the equivalent of an optical table skin can be used to reduce weight. Base Lab Tools now offers our slim solid aluminum breadboards which are only 1/4" thick for these demanding optical breadboard requirements.

The first introduction in our product line was the SAB066-S which is a slim (1/4" thick), lightweight version of our standard 6" x 6" solid aluminum optical breadboard. The SAB066-S is depicted in the schematic below:


At less than 1 pound in weight this aluminum breadboard is half the weight of Base Lab Tools standard 1/2" standard solid aluminum optical breadboards.

  • Weighs less than 1 pound
  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.
The video below highlights Base Lab Tools SAB066-S slim solid aluminum breadboard which can be purchase black anodized or unanodized (for vacuum applications).