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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 Announces the Passing of Dr. Patrick M. Miller

Dr. Patrick M. Miller The Man, the Company he founded, and the Legacy he leaves. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Michael Miller, President of MGA Research Corporation. Patrick passed away on December 19, 2022, surrounded by his family (funeral home obituary link).   The Man Pat was born June […]

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MGA’s Development in Battery Testing

MGA’s involvement in battery testing goes back over 40 years. In 1980, We performed our first test on a lithium-ion battery intended for use in a pacemaker. In 1984, the Technical Services Lab (TSL) was opened in Akron, NY. Over the years, MGA has opened several more locations to expand our capabilities and better serve […]

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Interior Emissions Testing at MGA Research

What is Interior Emissions Testing? This refers to the analytical analysis of the volatile organic chemicals (VOC’s) that are present in the materials found in interior components of the vehicle. This is also what makes up the “new car smell.” These chemicals include things like Benzene, Toluene, Styrene, and Formaldehyde. These chemicals remain in the […]

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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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