April 12, 2017 (Blacksburg, VA) – On April 3-5, Prime Photonics exhibited at the 2017 Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Collocated with the annual Navy Sea, Air & Space (SAS) Global Maritime Exposition, the 2017 Navy FST hosted over 100 small businesses to exhibit and present on their Navy projects and products.

At Navy FST, Prime Photonics briefed Government acquisition and technical personnel, DoD prime contractors, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators on its new 3D-Synchronous Magnetic Imaging (3D-SMIS™) non-destructive inspection technology. “The strong emphasis on sustainment and inspection technologies here at Navy FST and SAS shows that Prime is going after a true growth market with 3D-SMIS™,” says Prime Photonics CEO, Steve Poland.

According to Dr. Dave Gray, Director of New Technologies and co-inventor of 3D-SMIS™, the unique ability of 3D-SMIS™ to detect sub-surface defects in a material can provide aircraft maintainers the ability to find problems before they occur, and also opens up exciting possibilities for non-destructive inspection of parts made from advanced composites, verification of component repairs and QC of additively manufactured components.