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About Us

Optima3D Ltd. was formed in 2018 by its directors, all of which had a clear vision of the potential and possibilities a 3D Weaving machine could create in the field of composite engineering.
The application of cutting edge technology and creative engineering design on the prototype machine proved a huge success during the testing & proving period. 
Optima 3D Ltd. is now well established, based in Huddersfield UK, an area with long standing history of textile & textile machinery manufacturing.
Our ethos is to utilise young graduate engineers and train them to high standards in this new field of composite engineering which we feel has an exciting and rapidly expanding future.  
Manufacturing has been set up on a supply chain basis, giving our team the opportunity to supply resources to assembly and continual creative engineering design for the future.

Peter Bryant


Peter has a track record of piloting successful greenfield company start-ups.

His background is as an engineer developing innovative technology primarily for the oil and gas industry, including inventions underpinning winning the Queens award for Export.

Over his career, he has earned a reputation for identifying emerging market opportunities at an early stage; including two leading companies from start -up to over £100+million turnovers in less than four years.

His interests include motor rallying and sailing


Stephen Cooper

Managing Director

Stephen is an engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the weaving industry, specialising in textile machinery development, and in particular the development of the electronic Jacquard.

More recently Stephen set his sights on understanding the needs of advanced technical materials manufacturing, which resulted in the development of OPTIMA 3D weaving machines designed for composite materials.

A prototype has been built and put into operation with outstanding results. Stephen has a passion for applying new methodology and technology into the textile industry which he has spent all his working life.

John Gledhill

Non-Executive Director

John has a lifetime’s experience in textile manufacturing, primarily in the production of yarns from natural fibres, but more recently it has encompassed fabric weaving.

 He has been instrumental in the installation and modification of plant and machinery to enhance both quality and productivity from raw material through to finished fabric, culminating in the creation of the most versatile woollen spinning mill in the UK, together with the manufacture of fabrics of  the highest quality for the apparel and furnishing markets.

His interests include classic cars, golf and walking.


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