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Half Inch Diameter Posts and Accessories Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 4/12/2021

One Inch Diameter Posts and Accessories Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 3/26/2021

Pedestal Posts Now in Stock

Posted by J Balas on 3/19/2021 to Products
 
These Ø1in stainless steel pedestal posts are used in applications where rigidity and stability are most critical. Mounting critical components on these fixed height non-magnetic, stainless steel pedestal posts over Ø1/2in posts can provide a more stable starting point for an optical setup. These can be secured to an optical table using Base Lab Tools clamping forks or compact pedestal post clamps.

Features:
  • Ø1in post
  • Ø1.25ipedestal base
  • One #8-32 tapped hole on both ends
  • Ø1/4in through hole to allow a ball driver leverage
  • Relief cut on both ends to ensure proper seating.

Pedestal Posts Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 3/17/2021 to Products

New Iris Diaphragms Now in Stock

Posted by J Balas on 3/12/2021 to Products
                              
New Iris Diaphragms Now In Stock - Iris diaphragms provide a means for controlling the amount of light admitted to a lens or optical system. These diaphragms are lever controlled which provide a smooth transition from one aperture size to the next. These have no mounting holes and cannot be directly attached to a post. They are constructed from Steel and Aluminum. Base Lab Tools offers common iris diaphragm sizes.

Adjustable Spanner Wrench Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 3/10/2021 to Products

Slim Solid Aluminum Breadboards Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 3/9/2021 to Products

Breadboard Brackets Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 3/4/2021 to Products

Iris Diaphragms Now in Stock

Posted by J Balas on 2/26/2021 to Products
          
                    
Iris Diaphragms Now In Stock - Iris diaphragms provide a means for controlling the amount of light admitted to a lens or optical system. These diaphragms are lever controlled which provide a smooth transition from one aperture size to the next. These have no mounting holes and cannot be directly attached to a post. They are constructed from Steel and Aluminum. Base Lab Tools offers common iris diaphragm sizes.

Screw Kit Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 2/9/2021 to Products

Base Plates Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/28/2021 to Products

Clamps Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/26/2021 to Products

Mounting Plates Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/25/2021 to Products

Clamping Forks Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/14/2021 to Products

Post Holders Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/14/2021 to Products

X2020 Corner Cubes Informational Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/14/2021 to Products

Black Hardboard Enclosure Assembly Tutorial Video

Posted by J Balas on 1/14/2021 to Products

New! Enclosures for optical breadboards!

Posted by on 2/22/2019 to News

New! Enclosures for optical breadboards!

Base Lab Tools offers both standard and custom enclosure that can be mounted on optical breadboards and tables. Standard enclosures are designed for our solid aluminum optical breadboards but can easily be adapted to any of our honeycomb optical breadboards and tables using optional table mount clamps.

Base Lab Tools now a member of the American Consumer Council (ACC)

Posted by on 11/15/2016 to News
Base Lab Tools is now a member of the American Consumer Council (ACC). We joined this group to show our support for people who use ours and other American made products and the people who advocate for them. 

3/16-200 Fine Adjustment Matched Pair - 0.75 in (3/4 in) Long

Posted by on 11/5/2015 to Products
3/16'-200 Fine Adjustment Matched Pair - 0.75 in (3/4 in) Long

3/16"-200, 1/2 in long (0.500") Sapphire Tipped Fine Adjustment Screws are designed to create an ultra low friction environment. Base Lab Tools offers the finest 200 TPI (127µm/rev) screws available. Made in the USA. Screws and bushings are sold as matched pairs for the best fit.

  • Sapphire Ball tip provides an extremely hard, low friction contact point
  • 3/16"-200 Fine Adjustment Screw
  • Epoxy Free and Better than Class 3A
  • Bushings and Screws Matched Pair for Best Fit
  • Made in the USA
  • Up to 6” long by special request
These 3/16"-200, 1/2 in (0.50") long screw and matched 7/16 in (0.438") long bushing pairs are ideal for the most sensitive applications. With a pitch of 127 µm/revolution, micron and better resolution is attainable. These matched fine adjustment sets have the smoothest, most accurate movement available.
These screws are sold pre-paired to a bushing at the factory to assure the tightest fit possible and prevent debris from being caught in the threads.   Upon request, bushing can be oriented in the opposite direction.

CLA020 - Multi-purpose mounting clamp

Posted by Administrator on 10/28/2015 to Products
Multi-Purpose Mounting Clamp



This CLA020 3 Inch mounting clamp is designed to be used with Base Lab Tools standard mounting based like our BAS001 compact mounting base and BAS002 mounting base. These base clamps are used to clamp optical components to the optical table. Base clamps are designed for use with 1/4-20 or M6 mounting screws (not included) to tighten bases in place.

  • 1/4-20 Clearance Slot
  • Designed to clamp plates 3/8" thick or less
  • Low cost

CLA010 - General Purpose Mounting Clamp

Posted by Administrator on 10/28/2015 to Products
General Purpose Mounting Clamp



This CLA010 general purpose mounting clamp is designed to be used with Base Lab Tools standard mounting based like our BAS001 compact mounting base and BAS002 mounting base. These base clamps are used to clamp optical components to the optical table. Base clamps are designed for use with 1/4-20 or M6 mounting screws (not included) to tighten bases in place. These general purpose mounting clamps are proudly made in the USA.
  • 1/4-20 Clearance Slot 
  • Designed to clamp plates 3/8" thick or less 
  • Low cost

October 2015 Newsletter

Posted by Administrator on 10/25/2015 to News
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New! Water Cooled Optical Breadboards.

6Base Lab Tools is happy to broaden our line of optical breadboards to include water cooled breadboards. We were so happy with our initial release of what will be a complete line of liquid cooled breadboards that we had to share. We are currently shipping our 6" x 6" x 3/4" Liquid Cooled Solid Aluminum Breadboards (SAB066-W) from stock, and we have a whole range of sizes on the way.

What we love about this design is that we have really thought ahead about how to make it as useful as possible. We have stuck with what we know from our extensive line of solid aluminum breadboards. We have the features you have come to expect from us.

  • Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard are made in the USARounded outside corners for a more safe lab environment.
  • A true 1/2" border so two breadboards may be joined together and still hold 1" spacing between tapped holes.
  • All of our breadboards have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes and the liquid cooled breadboards are no exception.
  • As with all of our tables and breadboards, they are made in the USA in our Pennsylvania facility.
Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard schematic diagram

Even more unique about our water cooled optical breadboards is that they have unique double counterbore mounting holes which allow them to be mounted in two ways. One way allows for direct contact with the copper tubing carrying the cooling liquid and the other allows for the the alluminum breadboard itself to be used as a large heatsink which is then cooled by the copper tubing.
Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard mounting options

All liquid cooled breadboards use standard 3/8" outer diameter copper tubing and can easily be fitted with hardware store slip fitting and plastic tubing to connect to your chiller or liquid source.

Visit www.BaseLabTools.com today to see this and other new breadboards we are introducing.

How to press fit a 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2015 to Products
Fine adjustment screw tutorial 1/4-80 threads
This video is part of the Base Lab Toolsfine adjustment screw tutorial page detailing how to drill and press fit a Base Lab Tools 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing (TB250-80-0438) into an aluminum plate. This would be the first step in using this 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing to build a custom mount or translation stage.



Base Lab Tools offers a wide selection of fine adjustment screws and bushings at (http://www.baselabtools.com/Adjusters_c_33.html).



In this video, the 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing used was the TB250-80-0438 which can be found at (http://www.baselabtools.com/14-80-Bushing--044-in-716-in-Long_p_249.html).



The drill used was a 9/32 and a 5/16 reamer was used to make the hole to size and round.



For fine adjustemt screws and many other photonics and optics related products including optical breadboards, optical tables, opto-mechanics, fine adjusters and optics come to http://www.baselabtools.com/




4" x 36" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Breadboard - SAB043

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2015 to Products

Base Lab Tools offers hundreds of optical breadboards from stock and custom. This video features our 4" x 36" x 1/2" black anodized solid aluminum optical breadboard (SAB043). Highlighting its the features.

  • 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.

See this breadboard at:
http://www.baselabtools.com/4-in-x-36-in-Solid-Aluminum-Optical-Breadboard-Black-Anodized_p_26.html

For our full selection visit:
http://www.baselabtools.com/
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