Call Us: 760-643-1300

Unmanned Systems - Advanced Composites - Commercial Structures

Award Winning Supplier

Significantly few UAV manufacturers can claim award winning performance. When Lockheed Martin decided to honor us with the Outstanding Small Business Award, it confirmed that the products and services we deliver are world class.

Unmatched UAS Experience

Experience Matters, and our organization has been selected to manufacture more than 20 different UAS platforms in the last five years for nearly every defense prime in the country. Our incredible customer service & innovative manufacturing techniques keep our customers coming back!

World Class Layup Facilities

Carbon by Design spent the better part of 2014 designing a building and facility which was specifically suited to the manufacturing of Unmanned Systems and Advanced Composite Structures. We encourage you to pay us a visit and see how the proper facility can make a difference in the manufacturing of your project.


Delivering on the promise of Agility, Performance and Innovative Composites Manufacturing since 2003

For more than a decade Carbon by Design has supplied world class composite structures to leading Defense Contractors, Technology Firms and Automotive OEM's.

Founded in 2003, Carbon by Design brings the experience and skills typically found at large primes, but with the agility and low overhead operations of a small company. Our teams experience in supporting Defense Primes with innovative technologies spans several campaigns and ranges from build to print opportunities through product development. Team members develop solutions which are outside the box and rely on emerging technologies to suit current customer needs. Our technical and managerial roles have covered the gauntlet of subsystems; from structures, to advanced materials processing, to hardware, to product development.

Carbon by Design has deep experience in every aspect associated with advanced composite design, manufacturing and unmanned systems development. Our team members, executive leadership and fully developed supply chain deliver exceptionally engineered composite solutions while maintaining the fundamental advantages of our small business cost structure. Our broad technology road-map combined with a unique, vertically integrated manufacturing ecosystem ensures that our customers can always expect cost-effective, creative and rapid solutions to their complex manufacturing needs.

Our Oceanside, California based company consists of two sites, each specifically dedicated and designed around their unique roles in providing the best value solutions to our customers. Operations ranging from design to systems assembly are carried out in the main facility. This location is the home of executive leadership, engineering, dedicated manufacturing cells and systems integration. Across the street, Carbon by Design maintains a fully dedicated machine shop consisting of five CNC’s and four programmers to carry out prototype machining, tooling, and composite part trimming.