Solid Aluminum Breadboard has lightweight, stable design.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 4 x 6 in., 6 x 6 in., 8 x 8 in., 6 x 24 in., and 6 x 36 in. sizes, SA2 Series provides stable, lightweight platform for optical components and sub-assemblies. Grid of tapped holes extends to within 0.5 in. of plate edges, while in-grid counter-bored holes and edge chamfers facilitate lifting, aligning, and integrating SA2 onto standard optical tables. While imperial standard models feature ¼-20 tapped holes on 1 in. grid, metric models feature M6 tapped holes on 25 mm grid.

Original Press Release:

Newport Expands SA2 Aluminum Breadboard Product Line

Irvine, CA – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces an expanded product line of low-cost aluminum breadboards and accessories for basic photonics research and OEM optical assemblies.  The new SA2 Series of solid aluminum breadboards includes more diverse sizes to provide a stable yet lightweight platform for optical components and sub-assemblies.

The SA2 Series sizes include 4 in. x 6 in., 6 in. x 6 in., 8 in. x 8 in., 6 in. x 24 in., and 6 in. x 36 in. to offer more flexibility for optical experiments.  A standard grid of tapped holes extends to within 0.5 inches of the plate edges, providing more mounting surface than competitive products.  The SA2 also features “in-grid” counter-bored holes and generous edge chamfers that make lifting, aligning, and integrating the SA2 onto standard optical tables much easier than competitive models.

Newport’s SA2 Series is available in custom sizes and shapes, upon request.  The imperial standard models feature ¼-20 tapped holes on a 1-inch grid and metric models feature M6 tapped holes on a 25mm grid.  All versions are deep black anodized to minimize surface reflections.  Other surface finishes are available upon request.

According to Warren Booth, Vibration Control product line manager, “Customer feedback on the SA2 family has been very positive since its introduction last year. The unique design features have made the SA2 the most popular basic breadboard in the industry. We have received numerous requests to expand the offering and this latest release is a reflection of that customer feedback and our dedication to delivering what our customers need.”

For more information on the ultra low cost, highly durable SA2 Aluminum Breadboards and other Newport vibration control solutions, please visit

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


Warren Booth

Sr. Product Manager, Vibration Control

Tel: 949-253-1670


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