In 2010, the largest offshore oil spill in marine history occurred along the Gulf of Mexico. The economic and ecological costs were devastating. Before becoming the general manager at SNI, Jeff played a critical role in developing a transducer to scan the cracked pipe that caused the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
For a second time, the fan blade on a commercial airplane had disconnected because of a failure in the dovetail. Jim Shimp relied on his decades of experience to design and build a transducer to inspect all of the dovetails for these commercial airplanes.
With the high value of certain gemstones, they are prone to be stolen and counterfeited. By being fingerprinted, expensive gems can be identified and distinguished from fakes. Jim Barshinger took a standard transducer and turned it into an ultrasonic gem fingerprinting system.