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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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MGA Research Announces West Coast Expansion

MGA is excited to announce our West Coast geographic expansion with a new test facility in Hughson, California! Localization has been a core principle of MGA starting approximately 30 years ago, with the purchase of our Wisconsin proving grounds and test facility in the Detroit region. These facilities focused on serving the Midwest based automotive […]
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Vehicle Accessory Testing

MGA is well known in the automotive industry for full vehicle and component level safety testing. MGA also leads the industry in evaluating vehicle accessories for OEMs, their suppliers and aftermarket manufactures. These accessories can include trailer hitches, side steps, cargo and pet dividers, car seat mirrors as well as roof racks and their related […]

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214 Equipment Upgrades to Meet the New Challenges for Electric Vehicles

MGA has been developing and building safety test equipment for over 40 years to be used to test vehicles and components for crashworthiness.  Typically changes and additions to specifications drive equipment innovation and development.  Electric vehicles have changed the way tests are conducted. In case of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214 Side […]

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21” Accelerator Sled Playing Major Role in EV Development

Companies across the globe are experiencing part shortages, supply chain issues, and shipping delays, adding pressure to make every test count. Sled testing becomes an effective tool in these situations as it recreates crash events necessary for a product’s development, while only using a fraction of the components. For decades, MGA Research has been using […]

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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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