Optical Breadboards serve critical laboratory applications.

Press Release Summary:

Available in sizes from 1 x 1 ft to 3 x 6 ft, precision-grade (PG) optical breadboards feature constrained layer modal damping that minimizes torsional and bending modes. Sealed mounting aids containment and clean-up of spills or retrieval of small objects, while 3/16-inch steel triple-core interface honeycomb design helps reduce weight while promoting stiffness and dynamic rigidity. At 2 or 4 in. thick, breadboards offer surface flatness of <±0.004 in. over 2 ft².

Original Press Release:

Newport Introduces Precision-Grade Optical Breadboards

Irvine, CA – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage, and Measure Light®, introduces precision-grade (PG) optical breadboards with patented modal damping to improve dynamic performance.  Ideal for the most critical laboratory and ultrafast applications, the new PG breadboards include sealed mounting holes which make it simple and easy to contain and clean up spills or retrieve small objects.

The PG Series breadboards incorporate a 3/16-inch steel triple-core interface honeycomb design providing for a lighter, stiffer platform with better dynamic rigidity.  Newport’s patented constrained layer modal damping minimizes torsional and bending modes.  Combined with unsurpassed stiffness, excellent stability and dynamic rigidity, the new PG Series breadboards support the most demanding research tasks.

Newport’s precision-grade breadboards are available from 1 ft. x 1 ft. up to 3 ft. x 6 ft. sizes.  The series is available in 2-in. and 4-in. thicknesses, both offering an outstanding surface flatness of <±0.004 in. over 2 square feet.  Metric or imperial versions can also be specified. The imperial standard models feature ¼-20 tapped holes on a 1-in. grid and metric models feature M6 tapped holes on a 25 mm grid.   Newport’s PG series is also available in custom sizes and shapes.

For more information, please go to:  www.newport.com/PG-Series.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications.  Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Pete Neely

Director, Marketing Communications

Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144

E-mail: pete.neely@newport.com

Warren Booth

Sr. Product Manager, Vibration Control

Tel: 949-253-1670

E-mail: warren.booth@newport.com

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