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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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All About Impact Testing for Safer Cars

Most people have seen a video of a crash test on TV. This destructive image typically evokes emotions such as fear and concern but sometimes surprise and wonder especially if no one gets seriously hurt or killed. With driving being the most used form of transportation for both work and leisure, the safety of a […]

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Aircraft Component/Assembly Testing in MGA Canada

MGA Research has supported the advancement in aircraft safety testing since the 1990’s. Starting with dynamic sled testing on aircraft seats, our capabilities have grown to cover a variety testing such as structural, safety, environmental, & materials. In the past decade, the aerospace market has been growing significantly in Canada. MGA responded by bringing a […]

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MGA Off-Road Testing

MGA Research provides testing services tailored to the off-road market. Mobile off-road vehicles used in agriculture, turf-care, over-the-road transportation, and recreation are a few examples of the markets MGA can assist. It is crucial to ensure operator safety when using mechanical equipment, especially for equipment that operates in dangerous or unstable terrain. With the capabilities […]

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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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