British Automotive start-up is disrupting the Automotive Industry through Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing and Blockchain.
Leeds-based Carbon Performance utilizes Industry 4.0 technologies to spearhead innovation in the £273 billion Automotive parts industry.
We are a truly British company deeply engrossed into our vision of taking Additive Manufacturing into the retail shelves of the automotive industry.”
R. N. Murugesan, Director
Carbon Performance is disrupting the automotive industry by utilizing Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, and Blockchain to produce next-generation environmentally sustainable parts for the Automotive Industry.
Being the world’s first automotive consumer retail brand that is developing an entire range of products, built purely out of Additive Manufacturing, Carbon Performance is certainly at the forefront of Industry 4.0, reemphasizing its commitment to the partnership agreement with Her Majesty’s government through Northern Powerhouse.
As part of our portfolio and to showcase our capabilities, we recently designed a suspension upright for a Lotus Elise sports car, in order to improve performance and reduce the weight of the component. Some of its features are:
1. 25% lightweight
2. 25% improved camber stiffness
3. Co-developed by AI
4. Organic, Bionic design
5. 3D printed in Aluminium
6. Integrated to Digital ecosystem/Digital thread (QR code)
7. Blockchain integrated Digital Inventory
8. Nine Parts consolidated into one
With this Industry 4.0 approach, Carbon Performance is certainly confident in taking Additive Manufacturing to series production in a couple of months.
The company’s looking to partner with OEMs to implement our workflow to reduce their huge environmental impact.
As a matter of fact, manufacturing is the largest constituent to environmental destruction in the Automotive Industry than the tail-pipe emissions itself (UN report).
In essence, it makes little sense to drive around in an electric vehicle that runs on conventionally manufactured parts. Carbon Performance is currently pursuing an investment round to add more commercial automotive and motorsport applications into its portfolio to commence e-retail and retail through a brick-and-mortar model and bring manufacturing in-house.
What makes Carbon Performance different in this sea of 3D printing companies and start-ups?
They do not just exhibit at the 3D printing expos around the world but have their components packaged and retailed to the general market. With the primary market being Motorsports and premium automotive companies, they are aiming to diversify into graphene, intelligent mobility solutions and finally sustainable energy transportation by 2020.
With the Automotive 3D printing industry to be worth £6.23 billion by the year 2024, Carbon Performance definitely is keeping up with the momentum to dominate the market and bring advanced manufacturing to the UK, more specifically north England, putting Yorkshire on the Innovation Map.