Our Miniature Optical Pillars provide the most space saving and versatile means for mounting components directly to an optical table. Constructed from solid stainless steel, miniature optical pillars are both stable and versatile. They are designed with an indented pedestal base sp they can be used with standard 1/2 inch optical post holders or fork clamped to an optical table. Other miniature pillars can only be used on non-standard, specially threaded breadboards but our miniature optical pillars are made to be used with the industry standard 1/4-20 (M6) threads found on optical tables and optical breadboards. For additional ease of use and functionality, each of the Miniature Optical Pillars has an integrated high-strength magnet in the base to allow the post to remain standing during clamping. Our SP-F stainless steel miniature clamping fork is used to clamp these miniature pillars on to an optical table. To make the system complete, a host of accessories is offered including SP-S spacers, and the SP-BZ mounting base. The SP-Z pedestal posts utilize a flush pedestal base which means they have the same diameter as the main post. This enables them to also be used where ever standard 0.5-in (12.7-mm) posts are used e.g. with VPH post holders and with CA post clamps. The flush pedestal base has another advantage, it allows for the posts to be mounted side-by-side, in contact with one another. This enables the most compact configurations possible, placing the 8-32 (M4) mounting holes just 0.5-in. apart. As with all pedestal type mounting posts, the post heights are only available in fixed standard heights. For this reason, the Mini Pedestal Post System offers precision spacers in four different thicknesses, the thinnest at 1/32-in. (0.8 mm) thick. To allow pedestal mounting of standard SP posts, the SP-B, with its 1/4-20 (M6) threaded hole can be used. Due their compact size, these posts lend themselves to mounting of the New Focus Tiny Mounts. These mounts, however, require a 2-56 (M2) threaded mounting hole. Thread adapters are provided for this exact purpose: the TR-E2E8-10 (8-32 to 2-56 thread adaptors) and TR-M2M4-10 (M4 to M2 thread adaptors) can be used.Miniature Optical Pillars set a new standard for space efficiency and versatility while still mainiting compatibility with existing industry standards.