A simple, expedited molding process to create lightweight forged carbon-fiber composite parts with specific design and color features. The molded parts are composed of 35%–69% carbon fibers, 30%–60% epoxy, and 1%–5% toner (resin + colorants). The standard woven carbon fiber composites are typically made layer by layer and infused with epoxy or in premade sheets, which are baked to a form in an autoclave. The process is expensive and time consuming, and also makes it difficult to form complex shapes. In the case of forged carbon composites, a mixture of chopped carbon fibers and epoxy is used to form parts in a mold, cured at high temperature and pressure, followed by painting and polishing for a high-quality surface finish. The result is lightweight (1.4 g/cm2–1.8 g/cm2, 45.9 oz/ft2–59 oz/ft2) carbon-fiber-reinforced parts with unique textures and patterns in different colors, which can be achieved via different steps and can be made quickly at a reduced cost. The random arrangement of the chopped fibers, higher fiber volume, and the improved molding process results in a significant improvement in tensile strength (3500 MPa, 507.6 ksi) and load-carrying capacity while reducing the product weight and variability over standard carbon fiber molded compounds, making them ideal for automotive and sports goods. Due to its chopped nature, it can be molded into much more complex geometries than traditional carbon fiber composites, and is suitable to make three-dimensional parts and parts that feature complex details, such as thickness transitions, holes, compound curvature, etc. Available in 2 patterns (orderly and disorderly) in over 10 different colors (black, gray, red, blue, silver, white) in different widths. It is possible to customize the size, thickness, pattern, color, and finish. Typical sizes range from 10 mm to 500 mm (0.39 in to 19.7 in) with 1 mm (0.039 in) to several mm thickness. Applications are for automobile interior parts, audio cases, sports goods, glass frames, smartphone back covers, and accessories.