Base Lab Tools manufactures a wide range of Black-Anodized, Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboards shipped from stock. Optical Breadboards provide the foundation upon which to mount optical components in the lab or OEM systems. Our Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboards are 1/4, 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick. All are made in the USA.

Most optical breadboards ship from stock the same day. Custom optical breadboards are very affordable and 95% of customs aluminum breadboards ship within 2 weeks of the order.


Solid Aluminum Breadboards • Optical Breadboards • Bench Plates

Using our extensive expertise in the manufacturing of optical breadboards and optical tables, Base Lab Tools offers a unique abilities that cannot be found anywhere else.

Our solid aluminum breadboards (sometimes called bench plates) can be manufactured in thicknesses up to 2″ (50 mm) and plates as large as 55″ x 96″ (1.2 m x 2.4 m) making Base Lab Tools the only manufacturer of solid aluminum breadboards in the world offering such large solid aluminum breadboards from stock as well as custom. Beyond this, Base Lab Tools has the ability to manufacture almost any custom solid aluminum optical breadboard within 2 weeks. In fact more than 98% of our custom solid aluminum breadboard orders go out in less than 2 weeks, made in our US manufacturing facility and at a lower cost than other custom breadboard manufacturers. We can make this happen because aluminum optical breadboards are our main business, not a side business as with so many large photonics catalog companies.

Solid aluminum breadboards can be purchased anodized, unanodized, cleanroom coated or ultra high vacuum coated, just to name a few. Base Lab Tools has also made solid breadboards out of materials like acrylic and carbon fiber for extremely demanding customer applications.