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Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboards


  • Matte Black Anodized Finish Reduces Unwanted Reflections
  • Grid of Through-Tapped 1/4"-20 (M6) Mounting Holes
  • 1/2" (12.7 mm) or 3/4" (19.05 mm) Thick
  • Custom Sizes Available

Counterbored
Ø1/4" (M6)
Mounting Holes

MBH1224

3/4" Thick

MB1224

1/2" Thick

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Specification Imperial Boards Metric Boards
Breadboard Thickness 0.5" 0.75" 12.7 mm 19.05 mm
Material Aluminum Plate
Finish Matte Black Anodized
Flatness ±0.006" over 1 ft2 ±0.15 mm over 0.09 m2
Hole Size and Spacing 1/4"-20 Tapped Holes on 1" Centers M6 Tapped Holes on 25 mm Centers
Distance from Edge
to First Hole
0.5" on All Sides 12.5 mm on All Sides
Number of Counterbored Holesa Four 1/4"-20 Located at Corners - Inset 1" Four M6 Located at Corners - Inset 25 mm
  • 5th counterbored mounting hole placed at the center of larger boards (imperial boards 18" or wider, metric boards 450 mm or wider). All 3/4"-thick breadboards feature a 5th counterbored hole.

Features

  • Large Range of Sizes Available from Stock
  • 1/2" (12.7 mm) or 3/4" (19.05 mm) Thick
  • Standard Imperial and Metric Breadboard Hole Patterns
  • Offset Mounting Counterbores Allow a Full, Uninterrupted, Threaded Hole Matrix
  • Larger Breadboards Have a Fifth Center-Located Counterbore
    • Imperial: At Least 18" Wide
    • Metric: At Least 450 mm Wide
  • Black Anodized Surface with Low Reflectance
  • Double-Density, High-Density Versions, and Custom Sizes Available

These solid aluminum, nonmagnetic baseplates provide a convenient and cost-effective platform for assembling prototype optical assemblies, conducting experiments, and mounting small subsystems. They are finished with a black, minimally reflective anodized coating and are through-drilled with a standard 1" (imperial) or 25 mm (metric) hole pattern offset 1/2" or 12.5 mm, respectively, from the edges of the board. The holes are threaded completely through these breadboards, allowing components to be mounted on both sides at once. Breadboards are offered in either 1/2" or 3/4" thicknesses.

Each breadboard features four or five mounting holes that are offset from the array of 1/4"-20 (M6) threaded holes to create an uninterrupted surface for any intended application. The four standard mounting holes are located at each corner of the breadboard, inset 1" from each edge (25 mm on metric). The larger imperial and metric breadboards have a fifth counterbored mounting hole at the center of each board (imperial boards 18" or wider, metric boards 450 mm or wider). Utilizing the center mounting hole increases the mounting options available, reduces stress at the corner mounting holes, and increases rigidity when heavy loads are placed on the boards (see photo to the right). The mounting holes may be used to attach the breadboards to variety of surfaces and mounts, including optical tables, other breadboards, mounting posts, and brackets. Please see the Mounting Options tab for more details.


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This finite element analysis simulation shows the vertical displacement of two breadboards with 120 N force applied at center. The 1/2"-thick breadboard on the left shows a maximum displacement of 0.047 mm, while the 3/4"-thick breadboard on the right shows only 0.014 mm. The 3/4"-thick breadboard's increased stiffness leads to lower board displacement.
Anodized Optical Breadboard
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A fifth mounting hole in the middle of larger breadboards increases rigidity and reduces stress when mounting heavy loads.

Other Breadboard Options
For vacuum applications, we recommend using our selection of Unanodized BreadboardsOptical Breadboard Enclosures are available to protect sensitive equipment from dust, stray light, acoustic noise, and thermal variations. Enclosures are offered completely sealed or with sliding door access.

Thorlabs also offers Double Hole Density Aluminum Breadboards with 1/2" offset hole spacing, doubling the density of mounting holes. These are offered in sizes ranging from 4" x 24" to 8" x 36"
(100 mm x 600 mm to 200 mm x 900 mm) with thicknesses of 0.5" (12.7 mm), making their slim profile ideal for compact work areas. The same double-hole-density pattern is also available on our Circular Breadboards.

For applications with limited space, Thorlabs offers Mini-Series Breadboards with 4-40 (M3) or both 8-32 (M4) and 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes. These breadboards feature an increased tapped hole density and thinner breadboard thickness.

Custom Breadboards
We offer a service for custom breadboard orders, with options that include hole pattern and spacing, size, thickness, and anodizing. For a quote, please fill out our custom breadboards form.

Vertical Arrangement

Vertical Arrangement

Thorlabs' aluminum breadboards can be mounted vertically (or perpendicular to a mounting surface) using a wide variety of 90 degree mounting plates. For tall arrangements, we recommend the setup shown to the left. Here, the MB12 breadboard is vertically oriented using two VB01 Vertical Brackets. For smaller arrangements, the AB90, AP90, or AP90L Right-Angle Brackets may be used.


Rubber Damping Feet

Vibration Isolating Feet

Thorlabs' aluminum breadboards may be mounted on a set of vibration isolation feet. These Sorbothane Mounting Feet may be used to isolate a small breadboard from its mounting surface.

Not shown: Standard RDF1 Rubber Damping Feet may also be used where high vibrational damping is not necessary.


Adjustable Feet Mounts

Elevated Arrangement with Adjustable Mounting Feet

A set of Ø1.5" Mounting Posts can be used to elevate an aluminum breadboard off of the work surface. At left, an MB1824 breadboard is shown with four P6 Mounting Posts. An adjustable, self-leveling BMF4 Mounting Foot is attached to each mounting post. The self-leveling mounting feet feature rubberized feet and screw thread height adjustment.

Not shown: DP14A Damped Posts are available in 14" lengths for vibration sensitive elevated mounting applications.


1.5" Post Mounting

Fixed Elevated Arrangement with Pedestal-Style Feet

A more permanent Aluminum Breadboard mounting option, shown to the left, features pedestal-style Ø1.5" Mounting Posts clamped to an optic bench. The MB1824 Aluminum Breadboard to the left is elevated off the optic bench surface using a set of four P6 Mounting Posts, each with a PB4 Pedestal Base Adapter and PF175 Clamping Fork.

Not shown: Ø1.5" Translating Posts or Ø1.5" Damped Posts may also be used in lieu of the P6 Mounting Posts for applications requiring further height adjustment or reduced sensitivity to vibrations, respectively.


Enclosure

Breadboard Enclosure Systems

Enclosures may be added to Thorlabs' aluminum breadboards to house light and dust-sensitive equipment. Thorlabs offers a variety of plexiglass and standard darkening enclosures. The enclosure shown to the left has the front panel removed for access. Enclosures with sliding doors fabricated from plexiglass or black hardboard are also available.


Post Adapter

Breadboard Mounting Brackets

The PSY321(/S) Post Mounted Breadboard Brackets are designed to securely mount breadboards onto Ø1.5" posts. Each bracket will support any aluminum breadboard up to 12" x 12" (300 mm x 300 mm) in size, and has a maximum load capacity of 20 kg (44 lbs).

Not shown: PSY360 and PSY361 Breadboard Mounting Brackets can be used to mount breadboards to the lean bars of a ScienceDesk™ workstation.

Item # Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Unpackaged Packaged Shipping
Mass
(kg)
Weight
(lbs)
Mass
(kg)a
Weight
(lbs)a
Imperial
MB4 4" x 6" x 0.5" 0.50 1.10 0.52 1.15
MB412 4" x 12" x 0.5" 1.0 2.2 1.3 2.86
MB6 6" x 6" x 0.5" 0.75 1.65 0.81 1.78
MB612F 6" x 12" x 0.5" 1.5 3.3 1.8 3.96
MB618 6" x 18" x 0.5" 2.3 5.06 2.72 5.98
MB624 6" x 24" x 0.5" 3.00 6.61 4.60 10.13
MB636 6" x 36" x 0.5" 4.50 9.92 6.14 13.50
MB648 6" x 48" x 0.5" 6.00 13.23 6.14 13.50
MB8 8" x 8" x 0.5" 1.33 2.93 1.40 3.09
MB810 8" x 10" x 0.5" 1.66 3.66 1.76 3.87
MB1012 10" x 12" x 0.5" 2.50 5.51 2.64 5.80
MB12 12" x 12" x 0.5" 3.00 6.61 3.36 7.40
MB1218 12" x 18" x 0.5" 4.50 9.92 5.84 12.85
MB1224 12" x 24" x 0.5" 6.00 13.23 7.36 16.20
MBH1224 12" x 24" x 3/4" 9.00 20.00 10.00 22.05
MB1236 12" x 36" x 0.5" 9.00 19.84 10.52 23.15
MB1248 12" x 48" x 0.5" 12.00 26.45 14.32 31.50
MB1445 14" x 45" x 0.5" 13.0 28.7 23.0 50.7
MB1456 14" x 56" x 0.5" 16.2 35.7 32.0 70.5
MB18 18" x 18" x 0.5" 6.70 14.7 7.50 16.5
MBH18 18" x 18" x 3/4" 11.00 24.25 13.00 28.66
MB1824 18" x 24" x 0.5" 9.00 19.84 11.02 24.25
MBH1824 18" x 24" x 3/4" 13.00 28.66 15.00 33.07
MB1830 18" x 30" x 0.5" 11.50 25.3 13.0 28.6
MB1836 18" x 36" x 0.5" 13.5 29.7 15.0 33.0
MB2424 24" x 24" x 0.5" 12.00 26.45 14.61 32.15
MBH24 24" x 24" x 3/4" 18.00 39.68 20.00 44.09
MB2436 24" x 36" x 0.5" 18.00 39.68 18.04 39.68
MB2448 24" x 48" x 0.5" 24.00 52.91 27.05 59.52
MB30 30" x 30" x 0.5" 19.20 42.24 21.0 46.2
  • These weights are approximate and are subject to change. The information is only to be used as a guideline.
Item # Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Unpackaged Packaged Shipping
Mass
(kg)
Weight
(lbs)
Mass
(kg)a
Weight
(lbs)a
Metric
MB1015/M 100 mm x 150 mm x 12.7 mm 0.50 1.10 0.67 1.47
MB1030/M 100 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm 1.0 2.2 1.3 2.86
MB1515/M 150 mm x 150 mm x 12.7 mm 0.75 1.65 0.92 2.03
MB1530F/M 150 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm 1.5 3.3 1.8 3.96
MB1545/M 150 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm 2.3 5.06 2.72 5.98
MB1560/M 150 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 3.00 6.61 4.60 10.13
MB1590/M 150 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm 4.50 9.92 6.14 13.50
MB15120/M 150 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm 6.00 13.23 6.14 13.50
MB2020/M 200 mm x 200 mm x 12.7 mm 1.33 2.93 1.42 3.12
MB2025/M 200 mm x 250 mm x 12.7 mm 1.66 3.66 1.82 4.00
MB2530/M 250 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm 2.50 5.51 2.73 6.00
MB3030/M 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm 3.00 6.61 3.64 8.00
MB3045/M 300 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm 4.50 9.92 5.61 12.35
MB3060/M 300 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 6.00 13.23 7.27 16.00
MBH3060/M 300 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm 9.00 19.84 10.00 22.05
MB3090/M 300 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm 9.00 19.84 10.74 23.63
MB30120/M 300 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm 12.00 26.45 14.32 31.50
MB35115/M 350 mm x 1150 mm x 12.7 mm 13.0 28.7 23.0 50.7
MB35142/M 350 mm x 1425 mm x 12.7 mm 16.2 35.7 32.0 70.5
MB4545/M 450 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm 6.70 14.7 7.50 16.5
MBH4545/M 450 mm x 450 mm x 19.05 mm 11.00 24.25 13.00 28.66
MB4560/M 450 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 9.00 19.84 10.73 23.60
MBH4560/M 450 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm 13.00 28.66 15.00 33.07
MB4575/M 450 mm x 750 mm x 12.7 mm 11.20 24.64 13.0 28.6
MB4590/M 450 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm 13.5 29.7 15.0 33.0
MB6060/M 600 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 12.00 26.45 13.86 30.50
MBH6060/M 600 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm 17.00 37.48 19.00 41.89
MB6090/M 600 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm 18.00 39.68 24.50 53.90
MB60120/M 600 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm 23.00 50.71 27.05 59.52
MB7575/M 750 mm x 750 mm x 12.7 mm 18.60 40.92 21.0 46.2
  • These weights are approximate and are subject to change. The information is only to be used as a guideline.

Posted Comments:
jwlock  (posted 2018-02-27 10:01:19.703)
What is the flatness tolerance on the face of your solid breadboards? E.g. MB4560/M Thank you
bwood  (posted 2018-03-02 05:57:28.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your question. The flatness tolerance of the top face of our aluminium breadboards is ±0.15 mm over 0.09 m².
Ryan.springer  (posted 2016-05-04 17:45:14.523)
Please tell me specifically what type/grade of aluminum this breadboard is made from. Thank you
msoulby  (posted 2016-05-05 10:24:30.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The breadboards are made using aluminium tooling plate C250
eddie.ross  (posted 2016-03-03 11:01:40.48)
When using the breadboard in the vertical arrangement, what is the maximum weight that can be mounted?
bhallewell  (posted 2016-03-03 11:39:00.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We will contact you directly to discuss the load characteristics of the vertically orientated breadboard as the recommended load would be dependent upon a number of factors e.g. stability based on the size of the board used & whether the length or height is aligned parallel to the mounting surface, vertical position of the load, the height/moment of the load etc. I will contact you directly to obtain some details and work this through with you.
jay.a.cote  (posted 2016-01-19 08:03:59.677)
What is the hole location tolerance for the 1/4-20s and the counterbored holes??? from the edge and between holes.
besembeson  (posted 2016-01-19 01:23:17.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The tolerance is +/-0.25mm.
bhallewell  (posted 2016-01-21 04:08:28.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: The following are referenced from hole centres. Counterbore-Edge Distance - 25.4mm ± 0.25mm Mounting Hole-Edge Distance - 12.7mm ± 0.25mm Hole-hole Distance - 25.4mm ± 0.25mm I hope this is of use to you.
cddarne  (posted 2015-09-03 17:26:03.24)
I wanted to know the maximum weight bearing capacity for the breadboards. I need to make up my mind based on this criterion. Is this information included in the product information?
msoulby  (posted 2015-09-07 09:19:23.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The MB breadboards are made from a solid piece of aluminium tooling plate which is 12.7mm thick. We do not have and load capacity data for this as it is simply a solid piece of metal. However if you are using a larger sized breadboard then the amount of deflection due to load on the breadboard will be higher. If you intended to us a large breadboard with a large amount of weight then we would recommend using our thicker Nexus honeycomb breadboards instead http://www.thorlabs.de/navigation.cfm?guide_id=44 or even an optical table http://www.thorlabs.de/navigation.cfm?guide_id=41
elkeneu  (posted 2015-04-27 16:21:55.847)
for stray light sensitive applications it would be useful to have breadboars where the M6 threaded holes do not go all the way through the breadboard.
msoulby  (posted 2015-04-28 07:03:29.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: We have custom breadboard capabilities and have contacted you directly to get more information about the breadboard that you require.
tcohen  (posted 2012-06-25 08:59:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback! The current design has the mounting holes for the breadboard counterbored and offset which allows the full surface of the table to be used for mounting components. We would like to discuss the details and benefits of your proposed design with you, but we do not have your email. Please email us at techsupport@thorlabs.com to further discuss your design.
user  (posted 2012-06-18 10:25:09.0)
Opposite mount hole spacing to the hole pattern would be useful. As would having the mount holes counterbored so that the corner three holes in the breadboard can be used.
bdada  (posted 2011-09-20 17:34:00.0)
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The MB series breadboards are made from solid aluminum so they are non-magnetic. We will clarify this on our website.
mabdelrahman  (posted 2011-09-14 08:58:35.0)
Are these breadboards magnetized? It may be useful to add this to the item description. Mohamed Ramy
tor  (posted 2010-12-08 08:31:01.0)
Response from Tor at Thorlabs to bezdecny: Thank you for your suggestion. We are using it to help determine whether this should be added as a stock item. In the meantime, I will contact you for more details to see whether we can provide this to you as a custom item.
bezdecny  (posted 2010-12-07 11:08:17.0)
It would be very useful if you had an option to purchase breadboards with opposite mounting hole spacing to hole pattern. For example a 300mm x 300mm board with M6 thread, but with mounting holes 10" apart.
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-05 10:48:42.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs: Thanks for your suggestion, we will work to make it easier to submit any required drawings with an RFQ. Please note that all drawings can be emailed to techsupport@thorlabs.com for an immediate quote.
user  (posted 2010-03-04 14:42:52.0)
It would be benifical to be able to attach a drawing to the custom breadboard RFQ page
kbuffington  (posted 2007-09-20 13:53:19.0)
There was no place for feedback on the custom breadboard page. Customers should be able to enter more than one custom breadboard request at a time, before submitting.
Breadboards Aluminum Breadboard
Nexus, Optimized Damping
Steel Breadboard
Intrinsically Damped
Aluminum Breadboard
Aluminum Honeycomb
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")
7.0 mm (0.28")
9.5 mm (0.375")
12.7 mm (0.5")
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 Solid Aluminum
Anodized or Unanodized
Acrylic
Top Skin 5 mm (0.20") 5 mm (0.20") 6 mm (0.24") N/A N/A
Bottom Skin 5 mm (0.20") 3 mm (0.12") 3 mm (0.12") N/A N/A
Core Design High-Density Plated Steel Honeycomb, 0.26 mm Thick High-Density Plated Aluminum Honeycomb N/A N/A
Side Panels Rigid Steel Box Section Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) Black Laminated
Aluminum Sides
N/A N/A
Ferromagnetism Magnetic or Non-Magnetic Options Magnetic Non-Magnetic
Sealed Holes Sealed (25 mm Depth) or Non-Sealed Options Non-Sealed N/A N/A
Thread Options 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 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 1.0" (25.4 mm) on all Sides
Performancea
Damping Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar N/A N/A
Stiffness Nexus Damping Bar 
60 mm (2.4") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar 
25 mm (0.98") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar
Nexus Damping Bar 
110 mm (4.3") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
55 mm (2.2") 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 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
2" 3" - - - - - - - MSB23 -
3" 4" - - - - - - - MSB34 -
3" 6" - - - - - - - MSB36 -
4" 4" - - - - - MB4U - - -
4" 6" - - - - - MB4 M45B4c MSB46 -
4" 12" - - - - - MB412 - - -
4" 24" - - - - - - MB424 - -
4" 36" - - - - - - MB436 - -
Ø5.87" - - - - - - MBR6U - -
Ø6" - - - - - - MBR6 - -
6" 6" - - - - - MB6
MB6U
M45B6c MSB6
6" 12" - - - - - MB612F MB612
M45B612c
- -
6" 18" - - - - - MB618 - - -
6" 24" - - - - - MB624 - - -
6" 36" - - - - - MB636 - - -
6" 48" - - - - - MB648 - - -
7.09" 9.06" - - - - - - - MSB1823
MSBU1823
-
8" 8" - - - - - MB8
MB8U
- - -
8" 10" - - - - - MB810
MB810U
- - -
8" 24" - - - - - - MB824 - -
8" 36" - - - - - - MB836 - -
10" 12" - - - - - MB1012
MB1012U
- - -
Ø12" - - - - - - MBR12
MBR12U
- -
12" 12" B1212F
B1212Td
- - PBG1212Fe - MB12
MB12U
MB12D MSB12
MS12B
CMMP1212V
12" 18" B1218F
B1218T
- B1218FX PBG11119
PBG1218Fe
- MB1218
MB1218U
MB1218Af
- MSB1218 -
12" 24" B1224F
B1224Td
- B1224FX PBG11102
PBG1224Fe
PBG12102d MB1224
MB1224U
- - -
12" 36" B1236F
B1236Td
- - PBG1236Fe PBG12103d MB1236 - - -
12" 48" - - - - - MB1248 - - -
14" 45" - - - - - MB1445 - - -
14" 56" - - - - - MB1456 - - -
18" 18" B1818F
B1818T
- - PBG1818Fe - MB18 - CMMP1818 -
18" 24" B1824F
B1824T
- B1824FX PBG11118
PBG1824Fe
PBG12118 MB1824
MB1824U
MB1824Af
- - -
18" 30" - - - - - MB1830 - - -
18" 36" - - - - - MB1836 - - -
24" 24" B2424F
B2424T
- B2424FX PBG2424Fe PBG12105 MB2424 - CMMP2424 -
24" 36" B2436F
B2436T
B2436FNd
B2436Y
B2436Gd
B2436Ud
B2436FX PBG11106
PBG2436Fe
PBG12106 MB2436 - - -
24" 48" B2448F
B2448T
B2448Gd
B2448Ud
B2448FX PBG11107
PBG2448Fe
- MB2448 - - -
24" 60" - B2460Gd
B2460Ud
- - PBG12108d - - - -
30" 30" B3030F
B3030Td
- - - - MB30 - - -
30" 36" B3036F
B3036T
B3036FNd
B3036Y
B3036Gd
B3036Ud
B3036FX PBG11110
PBG3036Fe
PBG12110 - - - -
30" 48" B3048F
B3048T
B3048FNd
B3048Y
B3048Gd
B3048Ud
B3048FX PBG11111
PBG3048Fe
PBG12111 - - - -
30" 60" - B3060G
B3060Ud
B3060FX - - - - - -
36" 36" B3636F
B3636T
B3636Gd
B3636Ud
- PBG11112 - - - - -
36" 48" B3648F
B3648T
B3648FNd
B3648Y
B3648G
B3648U
B3648FX PBG3648Fe PBG12113 - - - -
36" 60" - B3660G
B3660U
B3660FX PBG12114 - - - -
36" 72" - B3672G
B3672Ud
B3672FX - - - - - -
48" 60" - B4860Gd
B4860Ud
- - PBG12117d - - - -
48" 72" - B4872G
B4872Ud
- - - - - - -
  • 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
  • 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 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 150 mm - - - - - 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 - - - - - 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 PBG51505d
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 PBG51507
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 PBG51510
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
  • 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.

Solid Aluminum Breadboards, 1/2" (12.7 mm) Thick

  • Breadboard Sizing: Length x Width x Thickness
  • Threading: All Breadboards Feature 1/4"-20 (M6) Threads on 1" (25 mm) Centers
  • Boards Less than 18" (450 mm) Wide Feature Four Counterbored Mounting Holes
  • Boards 18" (450 mm) or Wider Feature Five Counterbored Mounting Holes
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MB4 Support Documentation
MB4Aluminum Breadboard 4" x 6" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$42.84
Today
MB412 Support Documentation
MB412Customer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 4" x 12" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$67.76
Today
MB6 Support Documentation
MB6Aluminum Breadboard 6" x 6" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$49.98
Today
MB612F Support Documentation
MB612FCustomer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 6" x 12" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$91.14
Today
MB618 Support Documentation
MB618Customer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 6" x 18" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$129.22
Today
MB624 Support Documentation
MB624Aluminum Breadboard 6" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$157.59
Today
MB636 Support Documentation
MB636Aluminum Breadboard 6" x 36" x 1/2" 1/4"-20 Taps
$197.51
Today
MB648 Support Documentation
MB648Aluminum Breadboard 6" x 48" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$278.41
Today
MB8 Support Documentation
MB8Aluminum Breadboard 8" x 8" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$74.97
Today
MB810 Support Documentation
MB810Aluminum Breadboard 8" x 10" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$115.26
Today
MB1012 Support Documentation
MB1012Aluminum Breadboard 10" x 12" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$134.64
Today
MB12 Support Documentation
MB12Aluminum Breadboard 12" x 12" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$151.00
Today
MB1218 Support Documentation
MB1218Aluminum Breadboard 12" x 18" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$188.00
Today
MB1224 Support Documentation
MB1224Aluminum Breadboard 12" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$265.00
Today
MB1236 Support Documentation
MB1236Aluminum Breadboard 12" x 36" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$336.19
Today
MB1248 Support Documentation
MB1248Aluminum Breadboard, 12" x 48" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$517.95
Today
MB1445 Support Documentation
MB1445Aluminum Breadboard, 14" x 45" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$737.52
Today
MB1456 Support Documentation
MB1456Aluminum Breadboard, 14" x 56" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$905.62
Today
MB18 Support Documentation
MB18Aluminum Breadboard, 18" x 18" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$273.36
Today
MB1824 Support Documentation
MB1824Aluminum Breadboard, 18" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$376.00
Today
MB1830 Support Documentation
MB1830Aluminum Breadboard 18" x 30" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$495.88
Today
MB1836 Support Documentation
MB1836Aluminum Breadboard 18" x 36" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$569.16
Today
MB2436 Support Documentation
MB2436Aluminum Breadboard 24" x 36" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$715.46
Today
MB2448 Support Documentation
MB2448Aluminum Breadboard 24" x 48" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$959.20
Today
MB2424 Support Documentation
MB2424Aluminum Breadboard 24" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$493.00
Today
MB30 Support Documentation
MB30Aluminum Breadboard 30" x 30" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
$673.43
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MB1015/M Support Documentation
MB1015/MAluminum Breadboard, 100 mm x 150 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$44.13
Today
MB1030/M Support Documentation
MB1030/MCustomer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 100 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$67.76
Today
MB15120/M Support Documentation
MB15120/MAluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$278.41
Today
MB1515/M Support Documentation
MB1515/MAluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 150 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$51.48
Today
MB1530F/M Support Documentation
MB1530F/MCustomer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$91.14
Today
MB1545/M Support Documentation
MB1545/MCustomer Inspired! Aluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$129.22
Today
MB1560/M Support Documentation
MB1560/MAluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$157.59
Today
MB1590/M Support Documentation
MB1590/MAluminum Breadboard, 150 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$197.51
Today
MB2020/M Support Documentation
MB2020/MAluminum Breadboard, 200 mm x 200 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$77.22
Today
MB2025/M Support Documentation
MB2025/MAluminum Breadboard, 200 mm x 250 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$118.72
Today
MB2530/M Support Documentation
MB2530/MAluminum Breadboard, 250 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$138.68
Today
MB30120/M Support Documentation
MB30120/MAluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$517.95
Today
MB3030/M Support Documentation
MB3030/MAluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$155.53
Today
MB3045/M Support Documentation
MB3045/MAluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$193.64
Today
MB3060/M Support Documentation
MB3060/MAluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$272.95
Today
MB3090/M Support Documentation
MB3090/MAluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$336.19
Today
MB35115/M Support Documentation
MB35115/MAluminum Breadboard, 350 mm x 1150 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$737.52
Lead Time
MB35142/M Support Documentation
MB35142/MAluminum Breadboard, 350 mm x 1425 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$905.62
Lead Time
MB4545/M Support Documentation
MB4545/MAluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 450 mm x 12.7mm, M6 Taps
$281.56
Today
MB4560/M Support Documentation
MB4560/MAluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$387.28
Today
MB4575/M Support Documentation
MB4575/MAluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 750 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$495.88
Today
MB4590/M Support Documentation
MB4590/MAluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm M6 Taps
$586.23
Today
MB60120/M Support Documentation
MB60120/MAluminum Breadboard, 600 mm x 1200 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$959.20
Today
MB6060/M Support Documentation
MB6060/MAluminum Breadboard, 600 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$507.79
Today
MB6090/M Support Documentation
MB6090/MAluminum Breadboard, 600 mm x 900 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$715.46
Today
MB7575/M Support Documentation
MB7575/MAluminum Breadboard, 750 mm x 750 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
$673.43
Today

Solid Aluminum Breadboards, 3/4" Thick

  • Breadboard Sizing: Length x Width x Thickness
  • Threading: All Breadboards Feature 1/4"-20 (M6) Threads on 1" (25 mm) Centers
  • Five Counterbored Mounting Holes
  • Decreased Deformation Compared to Breadboards of Standard Thickness
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MBH1224 Support Documentation
MBH1224NEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 12" x 24" x 3/4", 1/4"-20 Taps
$368.48
Today
MBH18 Support Documentation
MBH18NEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 18" x 18" x 3/4", 1/4"-20 Taps
$380.11
Today
MBH1824 Support Documentation
MBH1824NEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 18" x 24" x 3/4", 1/4"-20 Taps
$522.83
Today
MBH24 Support Documentation
MBH24NEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 24" x 24" x 3/4", 1/4"-20 Taps
$685.51
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MBH3060/M Support Documentation
MBH3060/MNEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 300 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm, M6 Taps
$368.48
Lead Time
MBH4545/M Support Documentation
MBH4545/MNEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 450 mm x 19.05 mm, M6 Taps
$380.11
Lead Time
MBH4560/M Support Documentation
MBH4560/MNEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 450 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm, M6 Taps
$522.83
Lead Time
MBH6060/M Support Documentation
MBH6060/MNEW!Aluminum Breadboard, 600 mm x 600 mm x 19.05 mm, M6 Taps
$685.51
Lead Time
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