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.

General Specifications - Breadboard Products

Available Skins: Top & bottom skins are the same material unless noted otherwise*

Core:  Our Lightweight, High Dampening, Honeycomb Style (standard)

  • System Eliminates Resonances
  • Cell size: 3/8 inch cell
  • Vertically bonded
  • Waterproof 
  • Acid resistant
  • Optional Core Materials -- Aluminum Honeycomb or Stainless Steel Honeycomb

Tapped Holes: Lead screw tapped

  • 1/4-20 (English), most common
  • M6 (Metric) holes
  • 8/32 available
  • 10/32 available

Finish: Top / Sides / Bottom

  • Standard: Black anti-refective polyurethane impervious to most chemicals.  Absorbs more than 90% of light incident upon it.  Absorbs more than 95% of the energy in near perpendicular incidence and scatters grazing reflections to less than 5%.
  • Optional: Anodized or Natural with matte finish (Material Dependent)
  • Optional: Cleanroom Class 100 finish

Borders and Corners around grid:

  • Standard Border - 1st row 2" from edge (50mm)
  • Optional Borders - .5” (12.5mm) or 1” (25mm)
  • Rounded corners are standard with our product

Technical Specifications:

  • Max. Compressive load:>55lbs/in, >3.9N/cm
  • Max. Static load before failure:    P/n: 12362E1 supported at end  >11,000lbs, >5000N
  • Max. Dynamic Deflection Coefficent:  0.3 x 10^-3
  • Max. Relative Motion (in.) - IRDmax:  1.3 x 10^-9
  • Deflection:    VERE Part # 12362E1 (Supported at 24") 32in/lb, 1.5/N
  • Deflection:    VERE Part# 48968E1 (Supported on legs) 2in/lb, 0.1m/N 

Top Grid Patterns:

  • Standard: 1”   (Center to Center)
  • Cost Saving: 2”   (Center to Center)
  • Metric Standard: 25mm   (Center to Center)
  • Metric Cost Saving: 50mm  (Center to Center)
  • Optional:   No grid

Support Mounting Holes (Bottom Skin):

  • Standard: (4) ----- 2” (50.8 mm) inward from edges
  • Size and type: ---- Matches top grid holes. (E=1/4-20) (M= M6)
  • NIL / VIL / VIH Leg Mounting: --- Location is unit dependent
  • Tables Stand Mounting:  Most units use the “Standard” mounting holes

Dimensional tolerances:

  • Length, width: +0.05 -0.125in (3.2mm)
  • Thickness: 0.1in (2.5mm)
  • Hole positions wrt other holes: 0.004in (0.1mm)
  • Hole wrt edges: 0.1in (2.5mm)
  • Flatness (top surface): 0.007” over 1 ft distance for unit sizes 48” x 72” and under. Over 48” x 72”, .010" over 1' with .030" over the total length.

  Only 3.6 lb's/ft2 (2" core, 1" grid)

Cost Saving Grid

Depending on your setup, this may be an effective economic  solution.  A typical saving of 15% off the 1” CTC product price.

  • Imperial Grid pattern is 2” CTC  (center to center) with 1/4-20 Threaded Holes
  • Metric Grid pattern is 50mm (center to center) with M6 Threaded Holes
  • Available for most sizes and skin materials.

L- Shaped Breadboards

Depending on your needs, we may be able to give you the best of both worlds, vertically and horizontally!

  • Vertical component is a Honeycomb Isolated Breadboard
  • Horizontally is also a Honeycomb Isolated Breadboard
  • Choose the grid pattern or hole placement for both
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Circular (Round)  Breadboards

Honeycomb core, the same design as our rectangular products, except being round.

  • Standard grid patterns or custom hole placement.
  • Feed thru holes are possible too.
  • One piece units starting at 6” diameter up to 48” diameter.
  • Call about more than 1 piece designs.
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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.

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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

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Laser Ports/Through holes

Other Custom sizes and shapes

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.

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.

Custom hole patterns

Movable Optical Breadboards

We can build your board to your specifications. Additional Holes, Grids, Bolt Hole Circles and Uniform Patterns are also available.

Extra core thickness

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.

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.

Vertically Mounted Breadboards

Plastic Breadboards  (Polycarbonate)

Depending on your needs, we can supply just a plate with the grid of holes or a complete breadboard with honeycomb core isolation up to 32” thick.


Can be offered with Right Angle Brackets for Table top use or Self Supporting with Vibration Isolation Canisters.

Vibration Bladders

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.

Vibration Isolation

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).

(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.

Tilt platform

Allows the breadboard to tilt up to a 45 degree angle

Part number: CTP-100

Breadboard/Table Supports

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.  

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VIC/MP  -  Mounting Plate with Isolation Canisters

There are situations that you need to add vibration isolation to a new or existing breadboard setup.  We offer our Vibration Canisters for such a use.  They can be loosely put under your breadboard, or fixed to a mounting base as we show here.

The size and load capacity  will be dependent on your Optical Breadboard usage.  Call our Sales Department with your requirements today.

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Support Posts

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.

Part number:

  •  SP-24 =     24" Height
  •  SP-12 =     12" Height
  •  SP-6 =       6" Height
  •  SP-4 =       4" Height
  • SP-X =      Special Height available

     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.

 6” high       version shown

 (set of 4 required)

Non- Honeycomb Breadboards

For those applications that you just need a grid of holes.

  • Custom Hole Placement: Available
  • Custom Shapes: Holes can be rounds, squares, rectangles or unique.
  • Imperial tapped Holes can range from 4-40 up to 1/4-20, or a mixture of each.
  • Tapped Metric can be added also, M3 - M6 sizes.
  • Grid pattern: 1” center to center or 25mm center to center. Custom spacing available.
  • Borders:  Standard .5”, 1”, 2” or custom . Metric dimensions also available
  • Outer dimensions can have Notches, Recesses, Slits etc.
  • Material: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Ferromagnetic Steel or  Polycarbonate.
  • Coating: Material dependent.
  • Thickness:  Material dependent.

Breadboard Based Enclosures

For those applications that you just need more than a grid of holes.

  • Enclosures made to fit your Breadboard requirements.
  • Optional Door Arrangements, Hinged, Removable or Sliding styles available
  • Light Tight - Light Weight Construction. 
  • Removable features such as Doors, Panels and Roof.
  • Cable Ports placed as you need.
  • Electrical Interlocks can be added.
  • Lightweight Aluminum construction with Black Anti-reflective Polyurethane Finish.
  • Laser resistant Windows for 1064 nm or other wavelengths.

VERE -  Available Breadboards / Price Guide / Weight Calculator

(For Standard Honeycomb core Products only)

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Skin Materials - Select

*Core Thickness (approx.)


Features include:

  • Less weight to carry around your lab. Cheaper to ship. **
  • Extended “Standard” Product line -  Find that “Just Right” size
  • Rounded Corners, Anti-reflective Finishes, 1/4-20 or M6 Holes available 
  • Ferromagnetic, Stainless Steels, Aluminum,  Light Weight, Titanium and other “Top / Bottom” skin materials available.
  • Our Optical Breadboards are an ideal choice for a Cost Effective,  Vibration Isolated Mounting Surface having a Versatile Grid of  Mounting Holes

* Overall Thickness will depend on Top/Bottom skins used

** Depending upon Location, Shipping Methods and Packaging Materials

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