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The 3DOptix BreadBox™ optomechanics family provides an accurate way to mount and align optical elements onto a 3D Breadbox™ platform.  Using a lego approach, floors, walls, ceilings and extenders come together to create sturdy, easy-to-assemble, 3D structures with precisely spaced mounting locations and endless extension possibilities.  These structures can be mounted onto the optical table or disconnected and moved around.  Imagine a whole experimental setup moved about the lab without damaging the alignment.

The 3DOptix BreadBox™ platform is designed to accommodate standard optical element sizes (i.e. 0.5’’/1’’/1.5’’/2’’ inches or 12.5mm/25mm/37.5mm/50mm) and is compatible with any other commercial optical or optomechanical component.

Premium frames provide maximal precision, having screw and dowel pin holes at each mounting location.

How To Build:

 

 

Each frame has a side onto which optical elements can be mounted.  This side is marked with the 3DOptix logo and labeled according to which kind of frame it is.  The basic building blocks of the 3DOptix BreadBox platform are its floor/ceiling frames (marked with F), wall frames (W) and wall extenders (E).  

  

    The basic Wall can be extended with a Wall Extender part (marked as E)

    The Adaptor Wall Extender (marked as Ehas been specially designed to allow you to fully take advantage of the surface of your optical table and to build several “floors” in your 3DOptix setup. The Adaptor Wall Extender will keep all the distances aligned and equal as the structure grows in height.

     

    • The Floor/Ceiling (F) frame is part of the 3DOptix BreadBox™ optomechanics family.  It provides an accurate way to mount and align optical elements in both the horizontal and vertical directions.  The Floor/Ceiling frames (F) attach to Wall frames (W) to create 3D Breadbox platforms of any size.

      The Floor/Ceiling frames (F) play a double role.  With the connections side facing up, we have a floor; turned upside down we have a ceiling.  To connect as a ceiling we use the wall and wall extender frames.  Optical elements can be connected to ceilings (just as they are connected to floors) while maintaining alignment and synchronization with all the other mounts.

      We also have the ability to create multi-leveled structures with multiple synchronized floors.  To do this we use the Adaptor Wall Extender (E).  This ensures that elements connected to the different floors and walls are all synchronized.


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