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  • Dynamic Impact Usage in the Aircraft Industry

    For the past 25 years, MGA has been a leader in testing for the Aircraft industry. Alongside major players in the aerospace industry, MGA modified and developed previous technology to create the inverted pendulum, also known as HIC (Head Injury Criteria) on a stick. This technology stemmed from the need to evaluate the performance of aircraft seatbacks and seat back components. This apparatus, accompanied with the free motion head-form (FMH), is used by MGA to test for blunt trauma as well as sharp or injurious edges per 14 CFR 25.785 (b) & (d) and ANM-03-115-32. Aside from Certification testing (more…)

  • MGA Supports the Advancement of the Mass Transit and Rail Industry

    Over the past decade, the mass transit industry has grown to be a popular form of transportation for the daily commuter and leisure traveler alike. Mass transit infrastructure provides the public with a cost effect, eco-friendly and safe alternative to privatized transportation. (more…)

  • Seat Harness and airbags in aircraft interiors

    Commercial aircrafts required pulse per 14 CFR 25.562

    MGA has been at the forefront of crash testing simulations in the aircraft industry for over 40 years. Working alongside airframe manufactures and their suppliers as safety regulations improve, our labs have assisted seat and seat belt manufacturers to conduct tests on safety harnesses, as well as airbag integrated systems for aircrafts. (more…)

  • MGA Expands Sun Exposure Testing Capabilities

    As part of our pursuit to supply a complete testing experience, we have recently expanded our Solar Testing capabilities. Affecting both interiors and exteriors, sunlight is a powerful environmental force that needs to be considered when designing a product. We have recently added a solar simulation chamber to our South Carolina location to compliment the other materials testing performed there. (more…)

  • Occupant Seating Studies

    MGA has been assisting automotive safety engineers and manufacturers for decades in their quest to create safer vehicles. Automobiles are complex combinations of many unique systems. In order to reduce costs and streamline the design process, modern manufacturers develop Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulations. (more…)

  • Expansion of Child Restraint Testing to MGA’s Canadian Facility

    MGA has been a leader in child restraint testing for global manufacturers over the last two decades. After years of supporting manufacturers and governing bodies, MGA decided to expand its testing capability to its Canadian facility established in 2012 in Mississauga, Ontario. (more…)

  • MGA Leads Electric Vehicle Crash Testing

    MGA Research Corporation has been the leader in the automotive safety field for decades, providing component level testing and full vehicle crash testing services. While most of this testing was originally developed for internal combustion powered vehicles, MGA has also developed new and innovative solutions to meet and exceed the needs of our customers for electric vehicle testing. (more…)

  • MGA Research Expands the Equipment Fabrication Center

    Starting in the early 1980s MGA began designing and fabricating equipment for the Automotive industry and soon after expanded into Aerospace, as well as Space and Defense equipment.  As we continue to grow as a dynamic and responsive testing services and equipment supplier, we have significantly expanded our design and fabrication footprint in Akron, New York. Our new 42,000 ft2 state-of-the-art facility has dedicated machining, fabrication, and painting areas along with ample square footage to house our equipment inventory. In addition, our facility has room for future expansion with plans to outfit a full-service checkout area for completed projects. (more…)

  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessory Testing

    MGA is the industry leader and has been a trusted partner providing testing support to hitch manufactures and OEMs. For a decade we continue to meet strength and durability requirements based on gross vehicle weights and trailer ratings. (more…)

  • Battery Lab Expansion in Wisconsin

    Many companies around the world are developing new and exciting designs using lithium-ion batteries. The electric/hybrid electric vehicle industry is projected to grow exponentially, as seen from the graph below (, McDonald, Lauren). Multiple OEMs have made statements confirming their preparation and direction for electric vehicle development. (more…)