Innovative Products for the Optical Laboratory
Our breadboards are designed by optical researchers with experience in both academic and industrial laboratories. The design stresses functionality and performance at the lowest possible cost to the customer. Advanced materials and designs are used to provide increased vibration damping and decreased weights when compared to conventional breadboards and tables.
The skins, core and final coating are manufactured separately and then assembled into the final unit permitting a wide variety of skins, cores and coatings to be used based on specific applications. Computer aided design stations are directly linked with computer controlled manufacturing centers to provide high dimensional accuracy and fast error free production.
Custom products and special designs can be quickly created saving you, our customer both money and lead-time.
Our Cost Saving 2” Grid can save up to 15% of the purchase price.
General Specifications - Breadboard Products
Available Skins: Top & bottom skins are the same material unless noted otherwise*
Finish: Top / Sides / Bottom
Borders and Corners around grid:
Core: Our Lightweight, High Dampening, Honeycomb Style (standard)
Tapped Holes: Lead screw tapped
Top Grid Patterns:
Support Mounting Holes (Bottom Skin):
Laser Ports/Through holes
Any size or shape hole can be placed through the board for bringing laser beams to the top surface or for mounting instruments flush. The honeycomb core is sealed around the through holes, allowing a clean environment for your application.
Custom hole patterns
We can build your board to your specifications. Additional Holes, Grids, Bolt Hole Circles and Uniform Patterns are also available.
Extra core thickness
Our core comes standard in .50, 1, 2, 4, 6,8 and 12 inches thick. Any thickness of table can be made by laminating multiple cores. Please consult the factory for more options.
Double Sided Breadboards
A grid can be placed on the Top and Bottom of the Breadboard. The Bottom Grid can be same as Top, or can vary with a Custom Pattern or Tapped Hole size. Border on the Bottom can be changed also.
Cleanroom Class 100 -- Coating Option
Many of our products can be made to be Clean Room Class 100 compatible. Please call with your application specifications.
Custom sizes and shapes
The size is limited only to your imagination. Custom sizes are available for the same price as the next larger standard size.
Email a drawing of your custom shape for a quote.
Movable Optical Breadboards
Wheeled Carts and other support systems with casters are available for Classroom or Lab applications. Your experiment can be moved on site as needed, then pushed into the storage closet until the next need arises. Available for most Optical Breadboards.
Vertically Mounted Breadboards
Can be offered with Right Angle Brackets for Table top use or Self Supporting with Vibration Isolation Canisters.
VERE’s Light Weight Optical Breadboards
Only 3.6 lb's/ft2 (2" core, 1" grid)
A very effective way of isolating a breadboard or small table from another table is by use of an air bladder. The air bladder is inflated and placed on a bench or other table and the breadboard (BB) placed on top. For years, it has been common to use an inner tube from a bicycle or car, and it provides isolation as good as or better than any other passive method. We offer a similar setup composed of an air bladder matched to the board size and an air pump.
(2)VBB’s shown in photo
Part number: Bladder only
VBB-S 12" bladder
VBB-L 24" bladder
Part number: Bladder with air pump
VBB-PS 12" bladder for 18-28" BB's
VBB-PL 24" bladder for 30"+ BB's
Click here for an Instruction Manual for this product.
We offer two types of Vibration Isolation Legs. The standard air spring has a load range of 50 Lb's up to 400Lb's per leg. The heavy duty air springs load range is 150 Lb's up to 1200Lb's per leg. Click here for more info. (Not for smaller units).
Allows the breadboard to tilt up to a 45 degree angle
Part number: CTP-100
We offer Table Stands as well as Non-isolating table legs.
Breadboard leveling option: Part# BLO
Allows critical leveling adjustment of breadboard. Each foot acts independent of the others allowing overall adjustment for balancing the Height of the breadboard.
Please specify when purchasing the breadboard. Thread size is 1/4-28, fine thread.
Dowel Pins / Locator Pins
During assembly, VERE can install these just about wherever you may need. Sizes start from less than .100” in diameter, height above the surface will also need specified.
Our support posts are 1.25" round steel posts with a mounting flange at the bottom. The top has a 1/4-20 tapped hole. Attach the support post to your breadboard with a 1/4-20 threaded stud and then mount the flange to a table.
SP-4-E = 4" Extenders, no mounting flange with 1/4-20 threaded hole at each end
Leveling Support Posts
Our leveling support posts are an ideal solution when stacking breadboards or using a breadboard on an irregular table top surface. Height adjustable with a flexible foot.
(set of 4 required)
6” high version shown
VERE - Breadboard Price Guide / Weight Calculator
*Core Thickness (approx.)
* Overall Thickness will depend on Top/Bottom skins used
** Depending upon Location, Shipping Methods and Packaging Materials