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MGA Research Corporation is a world leader in independent safety testing and equipment solutions.

Testing

Industries
Served

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.

Automotive

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Aircraft

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Space

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Equipment

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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Dynamic

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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Durability

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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Battery

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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Pyroshock

We have developed innovative pneumatic pyroshock simulation systems that yield highly repeatable results.

  • Small Article System
  • Large Article System
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Safety

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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Controllers

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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News

DO160 part 2- Fluid Susceptibility and Waterproofness

January 10, 2024
Fluid Susceptibility and Waterproofness As a second installment of our deep dive into the RTCA DO-160 requirements, we now shift our focus to the liquid phase of our environmental conditions. Airborne equipment constantly encounters different liquids, whether through nature’s mechanisms like rain and condensation or human interactions involving man-made chemicals. Examples of such airborne equipment […]
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MI Battery Lab Update

November 10, 2023

Since opening 2 years ago, MGA’s Battery Test Lab in Holly, MI has undergone a number of improvements to test capabilities, the commissioning of new equipment, and the development of a highly technical team dedicated to helping the industry reach their goals in the transition to electric vehicles. Highlights of these improvements include:   Multi-Axis […]

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MGA South Carolina Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

October 31, 2023

MGA is proud to recognize the 15 Year Anniversary of our operation located in Greer, South Carolina.  This facility was opened in 2008 in response to several major MGA customers expanding in the region. Today, the team at the South Carolina laboratory is recognized as playing a key role in the Southern Automotive region by […]

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MGA Enhances Scanning Capabilities

August 29, 2023

In the pursuit of precision and innovation within the automotive industry, scanning has emerged as a transformative technology. Scanning refers to the process of collecting three-dimensional images using an optical measuring device. A scanner operates by projecting light onto a test object, while embedded cameras analyze the object’s surface to determine its composition. Over the […]

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Facilities

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Locations

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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