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Optical Breadboards with No Holes, Optimized Damping, 60 mm (2.4") Thick


  • 60 mm (2.4″) Thickness
  • Superior Flatness, Compliance,
    and Construction Quality
  • Machined Matte Finish
  • Each Breadboard Individually Tested
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Nexus® Optical Tables and Breadboards

One High Quality Level
Nexus is a single high-quality grade of tables and breadboards manufactured in various sizes by Thorlabs. They are suitable for photonics, imaging, and microscopy applications and provide quality and vibration isolation performance that exceeds the highest level of our former product line. Each size is individually optimized, and each table ships with a unique test data certificate. See the Vibration Isolation and Construction tabs for more details.

More Options
See the Nexus Guide tab for a complete overview of our optical tables product line.

Optical Tables Capabilities
Brochure of Thorlabs' Workstations

Features

  • Thickness: 60 mm (2.4")
  • Sizes from 24" x 36" (600 mm x 900 mm) to 36" x 48" (900 mm x 1200 mm) Available
  • Every Breadboard Individually Optimized, Tested, and Shipped with Test Data Certificate
  • Top Skin: ±0.1 mm (±0.004") Surface Flatness over any 600 mm² Area
  • 5 mm Stainless Steel Top and Bottom Skins with All-Steel Side Panels
  • Steel-to-Steel Bonding Throughout Increases Thermal Stability

Thorlabs' 60 mm (2.4") thick Nexus® breadboards are offered in a variety of lengths and widths from 24" x 36" (600 mm x 900 mm) to 36" x 48" (900 mm x 1200 mm). They feature all-steel construction, excellent thermal stability, and broadband damping optimized for each breadboard size. The 5 mm thick stainless steel top and bottom skins have a matte finish and the top skin is precision-machined with a surface flatness of ±0.1 mm (±0.004") over any 600 mm2 area. Each breadboard has 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes on the base skin for attaching various feet, leveling posts, and Ø1.5" posts. They can also be used to attach location bosses when mounting these breadboards to our active frames or ScienceDesks™.

The imperial-sized breadboards are stocked in the USA, while the metric-sized breadboards are stocked in the UK. Custom sizes are also available upon request by contacting technical support or filling out our custom breadboards form. See the Nexus Guide tab for a complete overview of the Nexus breadboards product line. For a comparison of all our breadboard options, please see our BB Selection Guide Tab.

Support Options
We offer a number of support options for breadboards. Our standard breadboard frames are available with rigid supports or with either passive or self-leveling active vibration isolation. We also offer passive isolator feet for mounting a breadboard on top of a table.

ScienceDesk Frames
Our ScienceDesk™ line of breadboard frames are ergonomic supports optimized for microscopy applications. They are available with rigid, passive, or active vibration isolators, and feature a number of convenient accessories. Sciencedesk frames are available to fit many of our breadboards sized from 2' x 3' to 3' x 4' (0.60 m x 0.90 m to 0.90 m x 1.20 m).

Nexus Breadboard and Frame
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2' x 3' Nexus Breadboard Mounted on a PFR6090-8 Rigid Breadboard Frame
Specifications
Thickness 60 mm (2.4")
Top Skin Flatness ±0.1 mm (±0.004") Over Any 600 mm2
Construction Symmetrical Isotropic Construction in All Axes
Top and Bottom Plates Matched Magnetic Stainless Steel for Athermalized Design, 5 mm (0.20") Thick
Core Construction High-Density Plated Steel Honeycomb, 0.26 mm Thick
Damping Proprietary Optimized Broadband Damping
Side Panels Rigid Steel Box Section
Side Trim Finish Matte Black Linoleum, 2 mm Inset from Table Surface
Top Surface Finish Machined Matte Finish
Compatible Mounting Options Breadboard Frames and Isolators, ScienceDesk Frames, Breadboard Feet, Leveling Posts, Ø1.5" Posts

 

Breadboard Dimensions & Weight

Item # Dimensions
(W x L x H)
Unpacked
Weight
Packaged
Shipping
Weight
Packed Dimensions
B2436Y 24" x 36" x 2.4" 123.20 lbs 151.8 lbs 26.4" x 38.6" x 9.0"
B3036Y 30" x 36" x 2.4" 158.40 lbs 193.6 lbs 32.3" x 38.6" x 9.0"
B3048Y 30" x 48" x 2.4" 206.80 lbs 250.8 lbs 32.3" x 50.4" x 11.0"
B3648Y 36" x 48" x 2.4" 242.00 lbs 290.4 lbs 38.6" x 50.4" x 9.0"
B6090Z 600 mm x 900 mm x 60 mm 55.0 kg 69.0 kg 660 mm x 960 mm x 230 mm
B7590Z 750 mm x 900 mm x 60 mm 70.0 kg 86.0 kg 810 mm x 960 mm x 230 mm
B75120Z 750 mm x 1200 mm x 60 mm 90.0 kg 110.0 kg 810 mm x 1260 mm x 230 mm
B90120Z 900 mm x 1200 mm x 60 mm 107.0 kg 128.0 kg 960 mm x 1260 mm x 240 mm

Optimized Damping

Broadband Damping
The most important feature of a breadboard is its resonant frequency. Since Resonant frequency and vibration amplitude are inversely related, the resonant frequency should be as high as possible to minimize vibration intensity. Nexus® tables and breadboards are broadband damped over a specific range of frequencies with the damping optimized to account for resonant frequency changes related to footprint, thickness, or the amount and location of load on the table or breadboard.

We have performed extensive testing to optimize the thickness/size ratio of our breadboards. Larger sized breadboards over 5' (1.2 m) long are offered with a standard 110 mm thickness. Smaller sizes are available in both 2.4" (60 mm) and 4.3" (110 mm) thicknesses.

Compliance

The most widely used transfer function for the vibrational response of an optical table is compliance. In the case of a constant (static) force, compliance is defined as the ratio of the linear or angular displacement to the magnitude of the applied force. In the case of a dynamically varying force (vibration), compliance is defined as the ratio of the excited vibrational amplitude (angular or linear displacement) to the amplitude of the force causing the vibration. Any deflection of the tabletop is evident by the change in relative position of the components mounted on the table surface. Therefore, by definition, the lower the compliance value is, the closer the optical table is to meeting the primary goal of optical table design, minimized deflection. Compliance is frequency dependant and is measured in units of displacement per unit force (meters per Newton).

Compliance Test Procedure
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Compliance Test Schematic

See the Vibration Isolation Tutorial for more information on compliance.

Compliance Measurement Procedure
An impulse hammer is used to apply a measured force to the top surface of the table or breadboard, and transducers attached to the surface detect the resultant vibrations (see diagram to the right). The signals from the transducers are interpreted by the analyzer and used to produce a frequency response spectrum (i.e., a compliance curve). During the development phase of an optical table, compliance curves are recorded at many points on the tabletop; however, the compliance is always greatest at the corners. The compliance curves and data published by Thorlabs are from the sensors located on the corner of the table and therefore represent the worst case data.

Unique Test Data Certificate
Each individual Nexus® product is tested and shipped with a unique test data certificate and compliance curve. This provides more accurate data compared to the industry standard of using a single size-specific compliance curve to represent the entire product line. The compliance curves and data published by Thorlabs are from sensors located on the corner of the table and therefore represent the worst case data.

Nexus Compliance Testing
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Nexus Table Compliance Testing

Test Results

60 mm Thick Breadboards

Item # Breadboard Size
(W x L x H)
Compliance Curve
(Click to View)a
B1212F / B1212T 12" x 12" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B1224F / B1224T 12" x 24" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B1236F / B1236T 12" x 36" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B1824F / B1824T 18" x 24" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B2424F / B2424T 24" x 24" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B2436F / B2436T / B2436FN 24" x 36" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B2448F / B2448T 24" x 48" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3030F / B3030T / B3030FN 30" x 30" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3036F / B3036T / B3036FN 30" x 36" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3036Y 30" x 36" x 2.4"
(No Holes)
Compliance Curve
B3048F / B3048T / B3048FN 30" x 48" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3048Y 30" x 48" x 2.4"
(No Holes)
Compliance Curve
B3636F / B3636T / B3636FN 36" x 36" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3648F / B3648T / B3648FN 36" x 48" x 2.4" Compliance Curve
B3648Y 36" x 48" x 2.4"
(No Holes)
Compliance Curve
B3030A / B3030L 30 cm x 30 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B3060A / B3060L 30 cm x 60 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B3090A / B3090L 30 cm x 90 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B4560A / B4560L 45 cm x 60 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B6060A / B6060L 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B6090A / B6090L / B6090AN / B6090Z 60 cm x 90 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B60120A / B60120L 60 cm x 120 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B7575A / B7575L / B7575AN 75 cm x 75 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B7590A / B7590L / B7590AN / B7590Z 75 cm x 90 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B75120A / B75120L / B75120AN / B75120Z 75 cm x 120 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B9090A / B9090L / B9090AN 90 cm x 90 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve
B90120A / B90120L / B90120AN / B90120Z 90 cm x 120 cm x 60 mm Compliance Curve

110 mm Thick Breadboards

Item # Breadboard Size
(W x L x H)
Compliance Curve
(Click to View)a
B2436G / B2436U 24" x 36" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B2448G / B2436U 24" x 48" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B2460G / B2460U 24" x 60" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B3036G / B3036U 30" x 36" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B3048G / B3048U 30" x 48" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B3060G / B3060U 30" x 60" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B3636G / B3636U 36" x 36" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B3648G / B3648U 36" x 48" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B3660G / B3660U 36" x 60" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B3672G / B3672U 36" x 72" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B4860G / B4860U 48" x 60" x 4.3"  Data Available Soon
B4872G / B4872U 48" x 72" x 4.3" Compliance Curve
B6090B / B6090N 600 mm x 900 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B60120B / B60120N 600 mm x 1200 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B60150B / B60150N 600 mm x 1500 mm x 110 mm  Data Available Soon
B7590B / B7590N 750 mm x 900 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B75120B / B75120N 750 mm x 1200 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B75150B / B75150N 750 mm x 1500 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B9090B / B9090N 900 mm x 900 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B90120B / B90120N 900 mm x 1200 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B90150B / B90150N 900 mm x 1500 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B90180BT / B90180N 900 mm x 1800 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B120150B / B120150N 1200 mm x 1500 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
B120180B / B120180N 1200 mm x 1800 mm x 110 mm Compliance Curve
  • The compliance curves here are typical, and slight variations may occur between individual tables. Each table is individually tested before shipment and includes a certificate with the individual test data and compliance curve (see Unique Test Data Certificate section, above).

Note: Compliance data will be available soon for models with a greyed out plot icon. Compliance data is measured for each breadboard, and thus will be included with these models upon purchase.

Simplified Nexus Table Construction

Note: For Illustrative Purposes Only. Not a Representation of the Nexus Tables Construction Sequence

Nexus® Optical Tables and Breadboard Manufacturing

  • Experienced In-House Design Engineers Create Models and Production Drawings
  • Dedicated Tables Manufacturing Facilities for Repeatable and Consistent Production
  • In-House Vibration Transmissibility and Compliance Testing 
  • In-House Welding and Fabrication
  • Custom Design Capabilities for Unique Optical Table and Breadboard Solutions
  • Lean Manufacturing:
    • Cross-Training Allows Staff to Meet Production Demands
    • Use of Current Technology Leads to Increased Quality
    • Efficient Organization Leads to Time Savings for Customers

Our team has over 25 years of experience designing optical tables, breadboards, and related accessories. We leverage this experience to ensure that our Nexus® honeycomb optical tables and breadboards always meet two basic design goals: the natural resonances of the table should be as high as possible (well above the frequency of ambient environmental vibrations) and the table should be well damped (to quickly damp vibrations caused by equipment on the surface). To meet these goals, our engineers use a variety of tools to refine their designs, such as finite element analysis (FEA) and SolidWorks. FEA allows our engineers to evaluate various materials and to identify possible unwanted material stresses. SolidWorks is employed to build 3D models of every design.

Nexus Breadboard Cross Section
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Nexus Table / Breadboard Cross Section, showing the (1) Top Skin, (2) Bottom Skin, (3) Side Panels, (4) Side Rails, and (5) Honeycomb Core
Nexus Table Honeycomb Core
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Honeycomb Core of a Nexus Table During Manufacturing

Every Nexus optical table and breadboard is designed to be isotropic and symetrical in X, Y, and Z. For optimal thermal stability, only steel components are used in construction; no wood or plastic is used. Each table includes precision machined top and bottom mounting skins, an uninterrupted honeycomb core, and four side panels with finishing trim. See the animation to the right for a simplified illustration of how our tables are assembled. For more details on each step in the process, read below.

Optical Tables Capabilities

Precision Steel Construction for Thermal Stability

 

Thorlabs' Nexus tables and breadboards feature all-steel construction, including 5 mm thick top and bottom skins and a 0.26 mm thick precision formed and welded steel honeycomb core. The core is geometrically formed using accurate pressing tools, and geometric pitch is retained by using welded flat shims. The honeycomb core in our Nexus tables and breadboards extends from the top skin to the bottom skin without intermediate layers, leading to a stiffer, more thermally stable product.

The key aspect of the thermally stable Nexus design is symmetrical isotropic steel construction in all axes. Steel components expand and contract similarly, maintaining flatness during changes in temperature. The steel core extends from top to bottom skin without intermediate plastic or aluminum spill management structures that reduce the overall stiffness of the product and introduce a higher coefficient of thermal expansion. Steel side panels are used rather than wood, which can introduce environmental instability due to susceptibility to moisture.

Optical Table Packaging
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Heat-Shrink Packaging Being Applied Over a
Nexus Optical Table Prior to Shipment

Machined Finish with Minimized Contamination Packaging

 

Automated Finishing Process
Our Nexus tables and breadboards feature an automated orbital machined matte finish that is significantly smoother and flatter than our previous product line. The improved surface finish achieves ±0.1 mm (±0.004") flatness over 600 mm2. Large radius corners are incorporated into the design, resulting in less pointed edges for lab safety.

Nexus Tabletop Closeup
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Diagram showing the location of the honeycomb core and side panels, which do not intersect with any screw holes.

Sealed Edges with Anti-Static Packaging
All optical tables ship with a heat-shrink film that protects the table from most contaminants, such as dust, from entering the product during shipment. For additional protection, we offer an optional finishing and packaging service that is suitable for customers that want to minimize the presence of airborne contaminants on the interior and exterior surfaces of the table or breadboard. This includes anti-static packaging, which has a metallic foil inner layer protected by a heat shrink film outer cover, and gap-free edge panel construction to reduce static charge and prevent dust from entering the product.

Mounting Hole Options and Pattern

 

Individually Tapped, Countersunk Mounting Holes
Prior to bonding the components of the table, each mounting hole in the top surface is tapped and slightly countersunk to ensure that components mounted to the table sit flat. The mounting holes are then cleaned and sealed on the bottom with vinyl film discs (non-sealed models) or sealing cups (sealed hole models, see Sealed Mounting Holes below). The vinyl film is easily punctured when using a hole for the first time. Cap screws can be finger tightened into the mounting holes of all Nexus tables and breadboards.

Reduced Hole Pattern Border
Our top surface hole patterns extend to the edge of the table or breadboard with only a 12.5 mm (0.5”) border, equal to half of a hole-to-hole spacing. This increases the usable area of the table and improves mounting option flexibility.

Sealing Cups Installation
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Nylon Sealing Cups Installation During Manufacturing

Increased Screw Depth and Optional Sealed Holes
Our custom-designed core maker produces precision formed and welded honeycomb core strips. The core is shaped and installed so that it does not intersect with any screw holes (see photo to the right), allowing screws to be inserted far into the table, all the way to the bottom skin (for non-sealed-hole models). See the Specs tab for specific screw depth specifications, including outer border holes.

Sealed Mounting Holes
Tables and breadboards can be manufactured with nylon sealing cups glued to the underside of the top skin (see photo to the left) for liquid spill management. Sealed hole tables are available in all sizes and thicknesses, and the maximum screw depth is 1" (25.4 mm).

Mounting Holes on the Bottom Skin
Our breadboards feature at least four mounting holes in the base skin, permitting the secure attachment of standard or vibration isolating feet and allowing more flexibility for integrating breadboards onto tables or into setups in addition to using breadboard stands.

Precision Dilling of Optical Table Mounting Taps
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Optical tables and breadboards are tapped using a high-speed
drilling machine.
Machine Finish
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The surfaces of our tables and breadboards are sanded in our finishing machine.
Pressure Bonding
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Tables and breadboards are bonded under pressure in our hot press.

Standard Nexus® Tables and Breadboards - Sizes Available

Thorlabs' Nexus line of optical tables and breadboards is the result of our vision to supply a single, high-end-grade line of optical tables for photonics, imaging, and microscopy applications. Our Nexus tables and breadboards incorporate enhanced damping, a precision-machined matte top and bottom finish, and holes to the edge of the tabletop. Each product is individually tested and includes a unique test data certificate.

Our tables and breadboards are available in many different sizes (see the tables below). Many of these sizes are stocked in our warehouses for same-day shipment, as indicated by green icons in the tables below. Other sizes are available as build-to-order products that can be shipped within 4 - 6 weeks of ordering and are indicated by blue icons below. We also provide a custom table and breadboard service. Common custom sizes are listed by yellow icons in the tables below. Use our Custom Tables and Breadboards Request Form to request a quote on these products.

Many table and breadboard sizes are available in two thicknesses, with or without sealed holes. Nonmagnetic steel tables and breadboards, plus table and leg kits, and breadboards with no holes are also available. Click on the green and blue icons below to see the stock and make-to-order tables available in each size.


Nexus Optical Tables

Metric

Width

Length
 1 m1.2 m1.5 m
2 mStocked Item

T1020C: 210 mm Thick
T1020P: 210 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1020D: 310 mm Thick
T1020CK: 210 mm Thick, Kit with 700 mm Active Legs

Build to Order Item

T1020CH: 210 mm Thick, Two Through Ports
T1020Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T1220C: 210 mm Thick
T1220P: 210 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1220CK: 210 mm Thick, Kit with 700 mm Active Legs
T1220D: 310 mm Thick
T1220Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order

T1220CH: 210 mm Thick, Two Through Ports
T1220E: 460 mm Thick
T1220R: 460 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Custom
2.5 mBuild to Order

T1025C: 210 mm Thick
T1025P: 210 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1025D: 310 mm Thick
T1025Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T1225C: 210 mm Thick
T1225P: 210 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1225D: 310 mm Thick
T1225Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1225QK: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes, Kit with 600 mm Active Legs

Build to Order

T1225CN: 210 mm Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
T1225CH: 210 mm Thick, Two Through Holes
T1225E: 460 mm Thick
T1225R: 460 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T1525C: 210 mm Thick
T1525D: 310 mm Thick
T1525Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order Item

T1525P: 210 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1525E: 460 mm Thick
T1525R: 460 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

3 mCustomBuild to Order

T1230D: 310 mm Thick
T1230Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T1530D: 310 mm Thick
T1530Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1530QK: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes, Kit with 600 mm Active Legs
T1530E: 460 mm Thick

Build to Order

T1530R: 460 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

4 mCustomCustomBuild to Order

T1540D: 310 mm Thick
T1540Q: 310 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
T1540E: 460 mm Thick
T1540R: 460 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Imperial

Width

Length
 3'4'4.8'
6'Stocked Item

T36H: 8.3" Thick

Build to Order

T36V: 8.3" Thick, Sealed Holes
T36HH: 8.3" Thick, Two Through Holes
T36J: 12.2" Thick
T36W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T46H: 8.3" Thick
T46V: 8.3" Thick, Sealed Holes
T46HK: 8.3" Thick, Kit with 700 mm Active Legs
T46J: 12.2" Thick
T46W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T46HH: 8.3" Thick, Two Through Holes
T46K: 18.1" Thick
T46X: 18.1" Thick, Sealed Holes

Custom
8'Build to Order

T38H: 8.3" Thick
T38V: 8.3" Thick, Sealed Holes
T38J: 12.2" Thick
T38W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T48H: 8.3" Thick
T48V: 8.3" Thick, Sealed Holes
T48HH: 8.3" Thick, Two Through Holes
T48HK: 8.3" Thick, Kit with 700 mm Active Legs
T48J: 12.2" Thick
T48W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes
T48WK: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes, Kit with 600 mm Active Legs

Build to Order

T48HN: 8.3" Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
T48K: 18.1" Thick
T48X: 18.1" Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order

T58H: 8.3" Thick
T58V: 8.3" Thick, Sealed Holes
T58J: 12.2" Thick
T58W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes
T58K: 18/1" Thick
T58X: 18.1" Thick, Sealed Holes

10'CustomBuild to Order

T410J: 12.2" Thick
T410W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

T510K: 18.1" Thick

Build to Order

T510J: 12.2" Thick
T510W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes
T510WK: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes, Kit with 600 mm Active Legs
T510X: 18.1" Thick, Sealed Holes

14'CustomCustomBuild to Order

T514J: 12.2" Thick
T514W: 12.2" Thick, Sealed Holes
T514K: 18.1" Thick
T514X: 18.1" Thick, Sealed Holes

Legend

IconAvailabilityTypical Lead Timea
Stocked ItemStocked ItemSame Day
Built to OrderBuild to Order4 - 6 Weeks
CustomCustom Build6 - 8 Weeks
  • Exact lead times may vary across our product line. Check each individual item for exact lead times.

Nexus Breadboards

Metric

Width

Length
 300 mm450 mm600 mm750 mm900 mm1200 mm
300 mmBuild to Order

B3030A: 60 mm Thick

Build to Order

B3030L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

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450 mmBuild to Order

B3045A: 60 mm Thick

Build to Order

B3045L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order

B4545A: 60 mm Thick

Build to Order

B4545L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

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600 mmStocked Item

B3060A: 60 mm Thick
B3060L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order Item

B4560A: 60 mm Thick
B4560L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B6060A: 60 mm Thick
B6060L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

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750 mmCustomCustomCustomStocked Item

B7575A: 60 mm Thick
B7575L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

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900 mmBuild to Order

B3090A: 60 mm Thick

Build to Order

B3090L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

CustomStocked Item

B6090A: 60 mm Thick
B6090L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
B6090Z: 60 mm Thick, Untapped Top Skin

Build to Order

B6090AN: 60 mm Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B6090B: 110 mm Thick
B6090N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B7590A: 60 mm Thick
B7590L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
B7590Z: 60 mm Thick, Untapped Top Skin

Build to Order

B7590AN: 60 mm Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B7590B: 110 mm Thick
B7590N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B9090A: 60 mm Thick
B9090L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order

B9090B: 110 mm Thick
B9090N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

-
1200 mmCustomCustomStocked Item

B60120A: 60 mm Thick
B60120L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order

B60120B: 110 mm Thick
B60120N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B75120A: 60 mm Thick
B75120L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
B75120Z: 60 mm Thick, Untapped Top Skin
B75120B: 110 mm Thick

Build to Order

B75120AN: 60 mm Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B75120N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B90120A: 60 mm Thick
B90120L: 60 mm Thick, Sealed Holes
B90120Z: 60 mm Thick, Untapped Top Skin
B90120AN: 60 mm Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B90120B: 110 mm Thick
B90120N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Custom
1500 mmCustomCustomBuild to Order

B60150B: 110 mm Thick
B60150N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B75150B: 110 mm Thick
B75150N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B90150B: 110 mm Thick
B90150N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Build to Order Item

B120150B: 110 mm Thick
B120150N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

1800 mmCustomCustomCustomCustomStocked Item

B90180B: 110 mm Thick
B90180N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B120180B: 110 mm Thick

Build to Order Item

B120180N: 110 mm Thick, Sealed Holes

Imperial

Width

Length
 12"18"24"30"36"48"
12"Stocked Item

B1212F: 2.4" Thick

Build to Order

B1212T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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18"Stocked Item

B1218F: 2.4" Thick

Stocked Item

B1218T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

Stocked Item

B1818F: 2.4" Thick

Built to OrderItem

B1818T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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24"Stocked Item

B1224F: 2.4" Thick

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B1224T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B1824F: 2.4" Thick
B1224T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B2424F: 2.4" Thick
B2424T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3030F: 2.4" Thick

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B3030T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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36"Stocked Item

B1236F: 2.4" Thick

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B1236T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B2436F: 2.4" Thick
B2436T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes
B2436Y: 2.4" Thick, No Holes

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B2436FN: 2.4" Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B2436G: 4.3" Thick
B2436U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3036F: 2.4" Thick
B3036Y: 2.4" Thick, No Holes
B3036T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3036FN: 2.4" Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B3036G: 4.3" Thick
B3036U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3636F: 2.4" Thick
B3636T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3636G: 4.3" Thick
B3636U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B2448F: 2.4" Thick
B2448T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B2448G: 4.3" Thick
B2448U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3048F: 2.4" Thick
B3048Y: 2.4" Thick, No Holes
B3048T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3048FN: 2.4" Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel
B3048G: 4.3" Thick
B3048U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3648F: 2.4" Thick
B3648Y: 2.4" Thick, No Holes
B3648T: 2.4" Thick, Sealed Holes
B3648G: 4.3" Thick
B3648U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3648FN: 2.4" Thick, 304L Grade Non-Magnetic Steel

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B2460G: 4.3" Thick
B2460U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3060G: 4.3" Thick

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B3060U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3660G: 4.3" Thick
B3660U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B4860G: 4.3" Thick
B4860U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B3672G: 4.3" Thick

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B3672U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes

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B4872G: 4.3" Thick

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B4872U: 4.3" Thick, Sealed Holes


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Breadboards Aluminum Breadboard
Nexus, Optimized Damping
Steel Breadboard
Intrinsically Damped
Aluminum Breadboard
Aluminum Honeycomb
Stainless Steel Breadboard
Stainless Steel
Solid Aluminum Breadboard
Solid Aluminum
Acrylic Breadboard
Optically Clear Acrylic
Construction
Breadboard Thickness 60 mm (2.4")
110 mm (4.3")
58 mm (2.28") 25 mm (0.98")
55 mm (2.2")
12.7 mm (0.5") 7.0 mm (0.28")
9.5 mm (0.375")
12.7 mm (0.5")
19.05 mm (0.75")
12.7 mm (0.5")
Working Surface 430 Grade Stainless Steel or 304L Grade Nonmagnetic Steel Top Plate 430 Grade Stainless Steel Top Plate Aluminum 416 Grade Stainless Steel Solid Aluminum
Anodized or Unanodized
Acrylic
Top Skin 5 mm (0.20") 5 mm (0.20") 6 mm (0.24") N/A N/A N/A
Bottom Skin 5 mm (0.20") 3 mm (0.12") 3 mm (0.12") N/A N/A N/A
Core Design High-Density Plated Steel Honeycomb, 0.26 mm Thick High-Density Plated Aluminum Honeycomb N/A N/A N/A
Side Panels Rigid Steel Box Section Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) Black Laminated
Aluminum Sides
N/A N/A N/A
Ferromagnetism Magnetic or Non-Magnetic Options Magnetic Non-Magnetic Magnetic Non-Magnetic
Sealed Holes Sealed (25 mm Depth) or Non-Sealed Options Non-Sealed N/A N/A N/A
Thread Options 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6), 4-40 (M3), or
8-32 (M3) and 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes
1/4"-20 Tapped Holes
Spacing 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers or
0.5" (12.7 mm) Centers
0.5" (12.7 mm) Centers
Distance from
Edge to First Holes
0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides 0.5" (12.5 mm) or
1.0" (25 mm) on all Sides
0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides 0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides 1.0" (25.4 mm) on all Sides
Performancea
Damping Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar N/A N/A N/A
Stiffness Nexus Damping Bar 
60 mm (2.4") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
58 mm (2.28") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
25 mm (0.98") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar12.7 mm (0.5") Thick Nexus Damping Bar
7.0 mm (0.28") Thick
12.7 mm (0.5") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
110 mm (4.3") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
55 mm (2.2") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 19.05 mm (0.75") Thick
  • The damping and stiffness performance shown here is qualitative and does not relate to exact specifications of each breadboard.

    Optical Breadboard Selection Guides

    The selection guides below list every size offered for our honeycomb, solid aluminum, and acrylic breadboards. Simply locate the specific width and length needed and then select the type of breadboard. Expand each table by clicking the More [+] button within the header.

    Thorlabs also offers several unique breadboard solutions. For applications requiring temperature control, we offer anodized aluminum water cooled breadboards in several sizes, in addition to a temperature-controlled mini-series breadboard for small-scale operations. Our anodized aluminum large-area translation stages and rotating breadboards offer hand-operated positioning control, while our manual and motorized translating mounting platforms are ideal for use in microscopy applications.

    Imperial Optical Breadboard Size Options
    Width Length Honeycomb Stainless Steel Solid Aluminuma Acrylic, Transparent
    Nexus
    (60 mm Thick)b
    Nexus
    (110 mm Thick)b
    Intrinsically Damped
    (58 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (25 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (55 mm Thick)
    Standard Double Density High Density
    • Solid aluminum breadboards are offered with four different thicknesses: 0.5" (item # prefix MB), 0.75" (item # prefix MBH), 3/8" (item # prefix MS), or 0.28" (item # prefix MS). Select sizes are also available in hard-coat anodized aluminum (item #s CMMP1818 and CMMP2424) or without an anodized coating (item #s ending with U).
    • Item Number Suffix:
      • F, A, B, or G: Non-Sealed Mounting Holes
      • T, L, U, or N: Sealed Mounting Holes
      • FN or AN: Nonmagnetic Mounting Holes
      • Y or Z: No Mounting Holes
      • S: Stainless Steel
    • Tapped Hole Pattern Aligned at 45°
    • Build-to-Order
    • Includes a T-Slot in Side Panels for Compatibility with 25 mm Rail Accessories
    • This product has an access aperture.

    Metric Optical Breadboard Size Options
    Width Length Honeycomb Stainless Steel Solid Aluminuma
    Nexus
    (60 mm
    Thick)b
    Nexus
    (110 mm
    Thick)b
    Intrinsically Damped
    (58 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (25 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (55 mm Thick)
    Standard Double Density High Density
    50 mm 75 mm - - - - - - - - MSB5075/M
    75 mm 100 mm - - - - - - - - MSB7510/M
    75 mm 150 mm - - - - - - - - MSB7515/M
    100 mm 100 mm - - - - - MB10S/M - - -
    100 mm 150 mm - - - - - MB1015S/M MB1015/M
    MB1015U/M
    M45B1015/Mc MSB1015/M
    100 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB1030/M - -
    100 mm 600 mm - - - - - - - MB1060/M -
    100 mm 900 mm - - - - - - - MB1090/M -
    Ø149 mm - - - - - - - MBR150U/M -
    Ø150 mm - - - - - - - MBR150/M -
    150 mm 150 mm - - - - - MB15S/M MB1515/M
    MB1515U/M
    M45B1515/Mc MSB15/M
    150 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB1530F/M MB1530/M
    M45B1530/Mc
    -
    150 mm 450 mm - - - - - - MB1545/M - -
    150 mm 600 mm - - - - - - MB1560/M - -
    150 mm 900 mm - - - - - - MB1590/M - -
    150 mm 1200 mm - - - - - - MB15120/M - -
    180 mm 230 mm - - - - - - - - MSB1823/M
    MSBU1823/M
    200 mm 200 mm - - - - - - MB2020/M
    MB2020U/M
    - -
    200 mm 250 mm - - - - - - MB2025/M - -
    200 mm 600 mm - - - - - - - MB2060/M -
    200 mm 900 mm - - - - - - - MB2090/M -
    250 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB2530/M
    MB2530U/M
    - -
    Ø300 mm - - - - - - - MBR300/M
    MBR300U/M
    -
    300 mm 300 mm B3030Ad
    B3030Ld
    - - PBG51501d
    PBG3030Ae
    - - MB3030/M
    MB3030U/M
    MB3030D/M MS12B/M
    MSB30/M
    300 mm 450 mm B3045Ad
    B3045Ld
    - B3045AX PBG3045Ae - - MB3045/M
    MB3045A/Mf
    MB3045U/M
    - MSB3045/M
    300 mm 600 mm B3060Ad
    B3060L
    - B3060AXd PBG51502d
    PBG3060A
    PBG52502d - MB3060/M
    MB3060U/M
    - -
    300 mm 900 mm B3090Ad
    B3090Ld
    - - PBG51503d
    PBG3090Ae
    PBG52503d - MB3090/M - -
    300 mm 1200 mm - - - - - - MB30120/M - -
    350 mm 1150 mm - - - - - - MB35115/M - -
    350 mm 1425 mm - - - - - - MB35142/M - -
    450 mm 450 mm B4545Ad
    B4545Ld
    - - PBG4545A - - MB4545/M - -
    450 mm 600 mm B4560Ad
    B4560Ld
    - B4560AXd PBG4560Ae PBG52522d - MB4560/M
    MB4560A/Mf
    MB4560U/M
    - -
    450 mm 750 mm - - - - - - MB4575/M - -
    450 mm 900 mm - - - - - - MB4590/M - -
    600 mm 600 mm B6060Ad
    B6060L
    - B6060AXd PBG6060Ae PBG52505d - MB6060/M -
    600 mm 900 mm B6090A
    B6090L
    B6090ANd
    B6090Z
    B6090Bd
    B6090Nd
    B6090AX PBG6090Ae PBG52506d - MB6090/M - -
    600 mm 1200 mm B60120A
    B60120L
    B60120Bd
    B60120Nd
    B60120AX PBG60120Ae - - MB60120/M - -
    600 mm 1500 mm - B60150Bd
    B60150Nd
    - - PBG52508d - - - -
    750 mm 750 mm B7575A
    B7575L
    - - - - - MB7575/M - -
    750 mm 900 mm B7590A
    B7590L
    B7590ANd
    B7590Z
    B7590Bd
    B7590Nd
    B7590AX PBG7590Ae PBG52510d - - - -
    750 mm 1200 mm B75120A
    B75120L
    B75120ANd
    B75120Z
    B75120B
    B75120Nd
    B75120AX PBG75120Ae PBG52511 - - - -
    750 mm 1500 mm - B75150B
    B75150N
    B75150AX - - - - - -
    900 mm 900 mm B9090A
    B9090L
    B9090Bd
    B9090Nd
    - - - - - - -
    900 mm 1200 mm B90120A
    B90120L
    B90120AN
    B90120Z
    B90120B
    B90120N
    B90120AX PBG90120Ae PBG52513 - - - -
    900 mm 1500 mm - B90150B
    B90150N
    B90150AX PBG51514 PBG52514 - - - -
    900 mm 1800 mm - B90180B
    B90180N
    B90180AX - - - - - -
    1200 mm 1500 mm - B120150Bd
    B120150Nd
    - - - - - - -
    1200 mm 1800 mm - B120180B
    B120180Nd
    - - - - - - -
    1250 mm 1800 mm - - - - PBG52521 - - - -
    • Solid aluminum breadboards are offered with four different thicknesses: 12.7 mm (item # prefix MB), 19.05 mm (item # prefix MBH), 9.5 mm (item # prefix MS), or 7.0 mm (item # prefix MS). Select sizes are also available without an anodized coating (item #s ending with U).
    • Item Number Suffix:
      • F, A, B, or G: Non-Sealed Mounting Holes
      • T, L, U, or N: Sealed Mounting Holes
      • FN or AN: Nonmagnetic Mounting Holes
      • Y or Z: No Mounting Holes
      • S: Stainless Steel
    • Tapped Hole Pattern Aligned at 45°
    • Build-to-Order
    • Includes a T-Slot in Side Panels for Compatibility with 25 mm Rail Accessories
    • This product has an access aperture.

    Nexus Breadboards with No Holes, Stocked in USA

    Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
    +1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
    B2436Y Support Documentation
    B2436YNexus Breadboard, 24" x 36" x 2.4", Untapped Top Skin
    $1,018.27
    Today
    B3036Y Support Documentation
    B3036YNexus Breadboard, 30" x 36" x 2.4", Untapped Top Skin
    $1,184.92
    Today
    B3048Y Support Documentation
    B3048YNexus Breadboard, 30" x 48" x 2.4", Untapped Top Skin
    $1,405.67
    Today
    B3648Y Support Documentation
    B3648YNexus Breadboard, 36" x 48" x 2.4", Untapped Top Skin
    $1,560.42
    Today

    Nexus Breadboards with No Holes, Stocked in UK

    Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
    +1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
    B6090Z Support Documentation
    B6090ZNexus Breadboard, 600 mm x 900 mm x 60 mm, Untapped Top Skin
    $1,018.27
    3-4 Weeks
    B7590Z Support Documentation
    B7590ZNexus Breadboard, 750 mm x 900 mm x 60 mm, Untapped Top Skin
    $1,184.92
    Lead Time
    B75120Z Support Documentation
    B75120ZNexus Breadboard, 750 mm x 1200 mm x 60 mm, Untapped Top Skin
    $1,405.67
    Lead Time
    B90120Z Support Documentation
    B90120ZNexus Breadboard, 900 mm x 1200 mm x 60 mm, Untapped Top Skin
    $1,560.42
    Lead Time
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