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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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Custom Hydraulic Vibration Testing

April 28, 2023
Going over pot-holes could easily be rated as the worst part of a commute…well that, and traffic perhaps. It is no surprise to anyone that our public infrastructures are aging and in need of revamping. Recent studies have shown that a majority of U.S. highways are considered to be in poor condition. As governmental organizations […]
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DO-160 Part 1: Temperature and Humidity

May 4, 2023

The aerospace industry is constantly evolving as new technologies and mission plans are developed for governments and both private and public companies. As the momentum for these projects increases, it is vital for these organizations to intensify the testing of these technologies for a better understanding of the data and behavior of their products. The […]

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Functional vs. Aesthetic Materials Testing

April 6, 2023

The need for testing in the automotive and aerospace industries can range from validating previous designs to discovering new technologies through research and development. MGA’s ability to understand the motivations behind customer’s testing needs allows for a streamlined approach to the overall testing process. Having a clearer perspective of the intended purpose of a customer’s […]

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Validating the Future Through Anechoic Analysis BSR Lab

March 31, 2023

Electric vehicles are changing the way consumers understand vehicle comfort and quality. Electric vehicles have a significantly lower noise threshold compared to their conventional gas-powered counterparts. Therefore, it is important to pinpoint BSR (buzz, squeak, and rattle) issues in the passenger compartment before these vehicles hit the market. Here at MGA, we are determined to […]

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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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