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Carbon Performance

Carbon Performance is an automotive consumer technology company that develops next-generation, smart, Metal 3D Printed, environmentally sustainable components for the automotive and the motorsport industry that improve performance and fuel efficiency using a wide array of deep technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Internet Of Things.

Being the world’s 1st automotive company to develop and retail 3D printed automotive components and with a vision to reduce the carbon footprint of the automotive industry, Carbon Performance saves over 80,000 litres of fuel a year and 192 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions a year through its weight savings and material savings. For every 300 cars on the road, Carbon Performance removes 1 car off the road.

Carbon Performance recently developed a suspension upright for a Lotus Elise sports car, which was co-developed by Artificial Intelligence(AI), 3D Printed in aluminium, 30% lighter than any available uprights, 25% improved camber stiffness, and the best part was we managed to consolidate 9 parts into a single component, reducing assembly time and costs.

With a deep footprint in Industry 4.0 technologies and a mission to manufacture its components in the United Kingdom, more specifically the North, Carbon Performance signed a MoU with Her Majesty’s government through the Northern Powerhouse programme to promote innovation and enterprise in the North of the country. The company is also a part of the ‘Future of British Manufacturing’, a consortium that aims to bring advanced manufacturing to the UK.

The existing buying experience of automotive components is very stressful and boring. To mitigate this, Carbon Performance has developed its own Augmented Reality app, where consumers are offered with a ‘Try-Before-You-Buy’ buying experience using Virtual garages. Users can scan real life cars or use virtual cars to try on parts like alloy wheels, brake calipers, car exterior paintjobs, interior design specs etc. Our app also offers virtual test drives and virtual showrooms for car companies and car parts brands and retailers.

Motorsports has always been a major focus for Carbon Performance, as every single gram of weight reduction can make or break the race. We offer bespoke titanium and aluminium 3D Printed components such as suspension uprights, calipers, motorcycle swingarms, etc. Our forte is not just with metal 3D printing but also with thermoplastics and engineering resins and we are proud to have helped numerous motorsport teams in the UK and abroad knock seconds off their lap times and win critical races.

If you are an automotive or a motorsport company looking for ultra-lightweight 3D printed components that improve performance, all the while being eco-friendly, please get in touch at or 0333 577 9868.

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Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham