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Practical Physics is a consulting and contracting company specializing in:​

  • Automated Test System Design and Development

  • Product Development

  • Data Analysis

  • System Integration

We have served Heavy Industrial, Aerospace, Life Science, and Electronics markets – but we are open to any opportunity compatible with our skillset. LabVIEW is the primary programming language used. We attempt to use off-the-shelf components whenever possible to promote long-term maintenance and reliability as well as reduce development and implementation costs. Start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike have found our service to provide exceptional value.

Automated Testing and System Integration is a highly competitive marketplace, and one that requires solutions experts. Practical Physics has developed a solid reputation for solving challenging problems that require creative thinking, scientific knowledge, and pragmatic solutions.

Practical Physics was a National Instruments Alliance Partner from 2004 to 2022.


​Company Philosophy

Practical Physics approaches every project with integrity, experience, and innovation. Customer-driven pragmatic solutions are the goal. We choose to be a group of consultants rather than a traditional model of having employees. Since 2003, this has allowed the flexibility to adapt to economic challenges that have driven others from the region or out of business completely.

Chris Hils
Founder and Principal

Chris Hils has been providing test solutions in industrial environments since 1997. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Physics and Computer Science. He held a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer certificate from 2004 to 2022

Partnering Companies

CLB1 Mechanical Design
Mechanical Design and 3D printing
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LabVIEW, embedded, and electronics
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