Hung Ngo is a pricing analyst at a law firm by day, but spends his spare time out developing and finding ways to leverage technology. His passion for road racing and experience in the automotive industry exposed a gap in the automotive aftermarket. On DCTs (Dual Clutch Transmission), paddle shifters sit behind the steering wheel and allow drivers to easily switch gears without needing to reach down for the clutch, sort of like the gear shift on a bike. They are usually relatively short, so while easy to manage in everyday driving, shifting while going around tight turns in a race can be tricky. Impressed by the strength of Markforged 3D printed parts, Hung created Shift Koncepts and started making paddle shifter extensions for racers.