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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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Bringing Aircraft Sled to ANH Sabong Factory

Since the 1980’s, MGA has been supporting customers in the South Korean market. Whether it be for testing services, or installation of testing facilities, our customer base spans across multiple industries including both automotive and aircraft. 2020 marked the start of another collaborative effort. ANH Structure was seeking to bring on-line a brand-new facility dedicated […]
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MGA’s Support for the Mexican Automotive Market

As the automotive industry looks for more economic locations for new manufacturing plants, Mexico experienced an automotive boom.  With many of MGA’s legacy customers adding more international locations, our Texas team is dedicated to providing them with the proper technical knowledge and guidance for their validation needs. Stemming from our commitment to supporting our customers, […]

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MGA’s Expansion into EV Charger Testing

With electric vehicles becoming more prominent in today’s market, battery technology has grown tremendously over the past several years. This advancement in battery technology means that charging systems must also evolve in order to charge these batteries quicker and more efficiently. Because these systems’ reliability is imperative in the EV industry, MGA Research has recently […]

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California Update: March 2023

In early 2022, MGA established our first California testing laboratory and since June of 2022, the capabilities related to our Phase 1 implementation have been fully offered to customers. A large portion of these offerings involve FMVSS 200 series component level tests and airbag deployments. The FMVSS 200 series capabilities include: FMVSS 201, Occupant Protection […]

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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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