The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) is an interdisciplinary in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, with participation from faculty and students specializing in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science. It is housed in 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located north of the USC Campus. CAM features latest computer controlled machining, polymer processing, and additive manufacturing capabilities. It also offers a wide variety of automation, robotics, and measurement technologies. CAM members also have access to software for creating digital models and visualizing them using augmented and virtual reality technologies. 

CAM supports the Viterbi School of Engineering and its partners by conducting basic and applied research in the manufacturing area to enable innovation.  Researchers at CAM aim to share manufacturing expertise and research results with companies in the Southern California region to transition research results into practice. CAM organizes events to identify new opportunities in manufacturing area and launch new initiatives to address them.  CAM offers interdisciplinary manufacturing education programs, as well as outreach support to the K-12 education community.  CAM also provides the Southern California community with access to advanced manufacturing capabilities.


Our vision is to inspire and empower innovators through advances in manufacturing. Work at CAM is focused on the following themes:   

  • Increase human productivity
  • Increase available manufacturing process options to enable innovation
  • Reduce waste 
  • Compress cycle times


The center supports the Viterbi School of Engineering and its partners by:

  • Conducting basic and applied research to enable advances in manufacturing
  • Identifying new opportunities in manufacturing areas and launching new initiatives to address them
  • Developing interdisciplinary manufacturing education programs
  • Supporting outreach to the K-12 community
  • Providing access to advanced manufacturing capabilities to the USC community
  • Providing manufacturing expertise to companies in the Southern California region
  • Transitioning research results into industrial practice