Innovative Products for the Optical Laboratory


VERE’s “Ultra”Light Weight Optical Breadboards

  • Weighs less than a standard Aluminum unit.
  • Ideal for situations where portability and mobility are a concern.
  • See the specifications below and compare.

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

Appearance and Functionality


  • 0.236in (6mm) LW series
  • 0.157in (4mm) LWI series


  • Black anti-reflective polyurethane

Breadboard thickness’ available(LW series):

  •    1.0in (2.54cm)
  •     1.5in (3.8cm)
  •     2.5in (6.4cm)
  •     4.5in (11.4cm)
  •     8.5in (21.6cm)

Thermal Expansion Coeffiecient: 12-6

Weight LW series:

  •   3.6 lb's/ft2 2" core, 1" grid
  •     4.1 lb's/ft2; for 4" core, 1" grid
  •     6.1 lb's/ft2; for 8" core, 1" grid
  •     7.1 lb's/ft2; for 12" core, 1" grid


  • 3/8" honeycomb cell
  • Waterproof
  • Acid resistant


  • Black Laminate
  • Black metal corners


  • Direct core to metal with structural epoxy


  • 1st row 2" from edge (50mm)

Standard Holes: (LW,LWW)

  • 1/4-20 tapped holes or M6 tapped holes.  Plastic or Nylon screws recommended.

Holes with Inserts: (LWI,LWIW)

  • 1/4-20 or M6 metal inserts added for repeated usage of holes with most types of screws.

Static performance

Dimensional tolerances


    32in/lb, .15m/N (12362E1supported at 24")

    2in/lb, .01m/N (48968E1 supported on legs)

Max static load before failure:

        >11,000lbs, (>5000N)

    (12362E1 supported at ends)

Max compressive load: >55lbs/in2, (>3.9N/cm2)

Length, width: +0.05 -0.125in (3.2mm)

Thickness: +/- .05in (1.27mm)

Hole positions wrt other holes: 0.004in (0.1mm)

Hole wrt edges: 0.1in (2.5mm)

Flatness (top surface): 0.01in over 1 ft distance (0.25mm over 30cm)

VERE - Breadboard Price Guide / Weight Calculator  (Beta ver 2.0)

  • Contains data for over 2,500 items

*Core Thickness (approx.)



Skin Materials

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 
  • 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