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MGA Research Corporation is a world leader in independent safety testing and equipment solutions.



MGA’s goal has always been to provide customers with superior testing capabilities matched with unbeatable service through constantly evaluating industry trends and customer needs. As the industry continues to evolve, the associates at MGA are eager to build on our past history and are excited about meeting the challenges of the future.


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Equipment and Testing

Our equipment philosophy starts with the challenges facing our customers, continues with a collaborative internal approach to develop appropriate equipment, and culminates with an array of innovative and proven solutions available to our customer base.

Structural / Static

MGA’s Structural Series equipment solutions are hydraulic-based quasi-static systems that are designed to perform testing according to specific regulations.

  • Seat and Seat Belt Anchorage System
  • Head Restraint Test System
  • Roof and Side Crush Test System
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A dynamic impact system generally consists of four parts: control and propulsion system, dynamic impact frame, dynamic impactor, and data acquisition system.

  • Free-Motion Headform (FMH) Test System
  • Linear and Pendulum Impact System
  • Ejection Mitigation System
  • Pedestrian Impact System
  • Blast/Drop Impact Simulation System
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Test options range from full scale approaches utilizing Proving Grounds, to in-lab solutions in which test durations are reduced to only include damaging content.

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Servo-hydraulic Simulation Testing
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MGA has developed test equipment and facilities to perform testing on cells, modules, and battery packs of all sizes, from a pacemaker battery to a full vehicle.

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We have developed innovative pneumatic pyroshock simulation systems that yield highly repeatable results.

  • Small Article System
  • Large Article System
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MGA has been involved in automotive testing since the founding of the company in 1977. From the early stages of development through the mass production stages, MGA provides services to help ensure our customers’ needs are met.


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Crash Components

MGA offers a number of stand-alone systems that are used to perform crash tests per official standards and protocols. The design of this equipment has been continually improved over the last 30 years, in conjunction with industry evolution, by the associates who operate the equipment daily.

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MGA offers customers a number of control/measurement units that perform standard functions, typically part of normal laboratory operations.

  • Dynamic Propulsion System
  • Dynamic Impact Workstation
  • Hydraulic Controller
  • Velocity Measurement System
  • Pneumatic Life Cycle Controller
  • Power Life Cycle Controller
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MGA’s 3D Printing Solutions

There are many use cases for 3D printing that make it a versatile tool to have in a test lab.  We commonly print fixtures, load forms, and part simulations. These parts often need to be strong with high dimensional accuracy.  Many companies will have these items machined but at MGA we have the capability to […]
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MGA Expands Large Vehicle Testing Capabilities with Impact Pendulum

MGA has been committed to consistently improving and expanding our testing capabilities to support our customers’ evolving needs. MGA’s new multi-purpose impact pendulum and crush system is no exception. The pendulum and crush systems were designed around standards focusing on heavy-duty vehicle testing such as: ECE R29, SAE J2422, and Swedish BOF10. This system is […]

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Material Testing in the Southwest

In the recent years, OEM’s and their suppliers have faced difficulties with sourcing materials, shipping costs, or supply chain issues. This spurs the need for R&D and testing of alternative materials that can be more readily available. The need for material testing ranges from guaranteeing the safety of vehicle systems to assessing the aesthetic, performance, […]

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MGA Increasing Airbag Deployment in the Southern US

In the transportation industry, seat belts and airbags systems are an important part of life saving safety mechanisms. These systems are thoroughly tested to governmental and vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. Tests are designed to ensure the airbags will function and deploy properly when needed regardless of outside elements. MGA has worked with manufacturers and suppliers on […]

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MGA laboratories are established in many North American locations close to various OEM, supplier, or other clusters that support specific industries.

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