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Industrial & Laboratory Services

Engineering Testing, Failure Analysis, and Design for Manufacturers, Utilities, & their suppliers

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Expert Witness Services

Years of experience investigating & testifying about the root causes of product failures and other litigation.

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Expert Witness Services

Forensic Engineering Investigations


Scanning Electron Microscope analyzes chemical components of a variety of materials including metals, ceramics, and plastics.

Design Analysis

Applying engineering principles to machine design.

Corrosion Tests

Discover the causes and effects of corrosion on components, machines, & products.

Equipment Loss Agriculture

Insurance Services

Root cause determination, damage assessment, claim review & analysis, valuation, and litigation support, are tailored to meet the specific needs of insurers.


Industries Served

Many industries rely on the expertise of Vista Engineering & Consulting, LLC. From government agencies to small businesses with a materials problem to solve, we’re here to help.


The materials selection process and safety protocols rank aerospace among the most carefully regulated in industry today. Vista evaluates and makes recommendations on materials and design of aerospace component parts.


Automotive components and assemblies are subject to performance evaluations according to industry standards. Vista investigates when these components fail, but can also consult in the selection of materials used and safe designs.

Coatings & Plating

Vista tests materials to achieve a desired outward appearance and protection from corrosion, heat, abrasion, and chemicals.

Oil & Gas

Our scope of work includes testing for structural fabrication, pressure systems and material selection & integrity.

Consumer Products & Toys

Vista Engineering has enhanced our services to include the latest technology for testing toys and children’s products as well as investigating injuries that are caused by toys’ use.

Plastics & Composites

Physcial, mechanical testing, spectrometric and microscopic characterization that benefit our client’s product development.


Our Management

Owned and operated by Professional Engineers.

Raymond Thompson Phd PE

Raymond Thompson, PhD PE

Chief Executive Officer

Dustin Nolen PE

Dustin Nolen, PE


Vista testimonial

“I am happy to recommend the experts at Vista Engineering. Dr. Thompson was instrumental in conducting successful testing at steel plants around the world…..Even though the project was complex and required extensive international travel, it was completed within the time frame we were expecting and resulted in the favorable outcome that we were looking for.”

Dr. Shaul Lesin, President and CEO
Energetics Technologies Ltd.

It’s our goal to apply our expertise to both public and private endeavors to improve the world around us through research, testing, and investigation.

― Dr. Thompson, CEO

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Latest news and events

Vista Engineering is constantly busy on behalf of our clients. Confidentiality is key, so the most recent work is not available to discuss, but we try to keep news posts coming based on our ongoing work.

Active Laboratory

Constantly testing and investigating

In our state of the art laboratory, in Homewood, AL, our technicians are always busy conducting tests and experiments on behalf of our clients.