Stephen Haynes, left, and Connor Barickman help as Jeremy Briddle troubleshoots a problem he's having making an 8-bit video game character using a laser cutter at Xerocraft. Dale Tersey, secretary of the hackerspace, is on the right.
A mustache comb begins to take shape in a 3-D printer, which "prints" objects by building up layers of material.
Alex Barton uses a 3-D printer at Xerocraft to make a mustache comb that he designed to replace the one he lost. In addition to providing space and equipment, the nonprofit offers classes on topics such as welding, machining, lasers and robotics.
Connor Barickman steps into Xerocraft, where do-it-yourselfers to share space, equipment and ideas. Xerocraft will join workspaces downtown to form a Downtown Innovative District.
Since 2010, Xerocraft "hackerspace" has welcomed frustrated engineers, curious tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers of all stripes to share ideas and equipment in a beat-up commercial building on South Sixth Avenue.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $535 million contract for production of air-combat missiles, with about half of the production for foreign sales to Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Major global layoffs underway by IBM Corp. are reportedly hitting the company's Tucson operations, though the extent of the local cuts are unknown.
Major global layoffs under way by IBM Corp. are reportedly hitting the company’s Tucson operations, though the extent of the local cuts are unknown.
A new report by the Brooking Institution finds that many jobs, such as operating computerized machining equipment, require significant science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education but are not usually counted as STEM jobs.
Any mention of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) evokes images of engineers fiddling with sophisticated machinery or research scientists peering into microscopes.
A 3-D modeling image of an open-pit mine from Minesight mine-management software made by Tucson-based Mintec Inc., which provides a suite of modeling and mine-planning software.
president of Mintec Inc., which won a President's E-Award for Exports.
Technology that helps miners around the globe figure out when and where to dig has helped a Tucson company land national honors.
The Navy has completed the first series of developmental and operational testing of a ship-defense missile system made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.
The Arizona Center for Innovation, the University of Arizona's high-tech business incubator, recently held its fourth annual PitchDay, a chance for tech startups to pitch their ventures to an audience of potential investors, business mentors and partners.
The Pentagon has approved full-rate production of the Standard Missile-6, a next-generation ship defense missile developed by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.
University of Arizona professor Dennis Ray shows guayule bushes at the UA agriculture center. The UA was awarded a $3 million, five-year grant by Phoenix-based Yulex Corp. focused on developing guayule for production.
The latex produced in scruffy-looking guayule's bark doesn't contain the proteins that makes people allergic to common natural latex.
Twenty years ago, scientists at the University of Arizona began studying guayule, a small desert shrub farmed as a source of natural rubber.