Nexus Optical Tables, Breadboards
Jul 2013Thorlabs Inc.Request Info
NEWTON, N.J., July 11, 2013 — Thorlabs Inc. has released the Nexus line of vibration isolation optical tables and breadboards for imaging, microscopy and photonics applications.
The tables’ all-steel construction incorporates 5-mm-thick top and bottom skins and a precision-formed and -welded steel honeycomb core that extends from the top skin to the bottom without immediate layers. The result is a stiff, thermally stable table that expands and contracts similarly to maintain flatness during changes in temperature.
The tables are available in several sizes and two thicknesses each: 60 or 110 mm for breadboards and 210 or 310 mm for tables. Other thicknesses can be custom manufactured.
New features include a precision-machined matte top and bottom finish and holes to the edge of the working surface. A custom-designed core maker produces honeycomb core strips that do not intersect with any screw holes, enabling screws to be inserted far into the devices.
Options include nonmagnetic steel construction, sealed holes, table and leg kits, and breadboards with no holes.