A revolutionary weaving system that is capable of producing a comprehensive range of 3- dimensional net structures, shapes, billets, para beams and multi-layer textiles. These can be created from a full spectrum of raw materials including carbon, glass, ceramic, and organic fibres.
Applications cover industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, construction, military and medical. Design engineers involved with composite technology are developing new horizons with Optima 3D.
FOCUS ON 3D
Optima’s primary business is the design and manufacture of weaving machines for composite applications.
We offer a range of 3D shuttle machines, high speed shuttle machines and rapier machines, which can be utilised with either dobby or jacquard shedding equipment.
All machines can be adapted to meet customer specifications, allowing the production of an extensive range of composite applications.
Optima machines embrace leading edge digital technology, deployed from concept to execution.
The sophisticated software programming forms a digital platform for the control of innovative servo drive systems at the heart of Optima’s weaving machines. The digital platform enables communication with external production analysis systems, digital archiving which ensures repeatability of weave pattern and machine setting data, including remote online access for service and software upgrading.
Optima 3D provides a comprehensive research and development service for product development and proof-of-concept with its customers.
We can design and develop bespoke ‘bolt-on’ equipment, including post-weave fabric contour formers and shape mandrills.
We have a dedicated in-house 3D weave demonstration and development machinery, which enables our customers the opportunity to discuss their projects in a practical environment.