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Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering professor at the University of Southern California, is an avid CAD/CAM, robotics, and mechatronics designer/creator responsible for the development of the novel Solid Free Form (aka Rapid Prototyping) processes such as those used in Contour Crafting and SIS. He is also the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT), the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at USC, and he is the inventor/creator of the first (and only) 3D printed house.

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