IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 — Newport Corp. has introduced an expanded product line of aluminum breadboards and accessories for photonics research and OEM optical assemblies. The SA2 solid aluminum breadboards include more diverse sizes to provide a stable yet lightweight platform for optical components and subassemblies. Sizes include 4 × 6 in., 6 × 6 in., 8 × 8 in., 6 × 24 in. and 6 × 36 in. to offer more flexibility for optical experiments. A standard grid of tapped holes extends to within 0.5 in. of the plate edges, providing more mounting surface. Features include “in-grid” counterbored holes and generous edge chamfers that facilitate lifting, aligning and integrating the SA2 onto standard optical tables. The breadboards are available in custom sizes and shapes, upon request. 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. All versions are deep-black anodized to minimize surface reflections. Other surface finishes are available upon request.