Material Testing in the Southwest

Aug 11th, 2022

In the recent years, OEM’s and their suppliers have faced difficulties with sourcing materials, shipping costs, or supply chain issues. This spurs the need for R&D and testing of alternative materials that can be more readily available. The need for material testing ranges from guaranteeing the safety of vehicle systems to assessing the aesthetic, performance, […]

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MGA Increasing Airbag Deployment in the Southern US

Jul 21st, 2022

In the transportation industry, seat belts and airbags systems are an important part of life saving safety mechanisms. These systems are thoroughly tested to governmental and vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. Tests are designed to ensure the airbags will function and deploy properly when needed regardless of outside elements. MGA has worked with manufacturers and suppliers on […]

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MGA’s New California Facility Conducting Official Testing for Local Customers

Jul 7th, 2022

MGA’s new facility in Hughson, CA is officially accredited to ISO 17025 through A2LA (Cert # 0850.06). As of June, 2022 the laboratory is accredited with a variety of test specifications on the scope. With this accreditation, MGA is now conducting official testing for our local customers! Phase One capabilities on this scope are listed […]

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Vehicle Accessory Testing

Jun 16th, 2022

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

May 5th, 2022

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

Mar 18th, 2022

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 Key Contributor to Nissan’s New Crash Test Facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Feb 23rd, 2022

Nissan Motor Company brought on-line this past year a brand new facility dedicated mainly to conducting automotive crash tests. The facility was built by Walbridge, a world leading contractor headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. MGA’s role in the facility focused on major equipment items, integration, and staff training. The new “Safety Advancement Lab” was built next […]

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MGA Advances Crash And Rollover Testing With Steering Robot

Aug 31st, 2021

For decades, MGA has been providing customers superior crash and rollover testing to our customers. Expansions and renovations now give MGA Wisconsin and Alabama operations 5 fully enclosed and climate-controlled crash lanes, and 1 outdoor lane for multi-vehicle crash applications. To help advance the industry, MGA has recently implemented a GPS guided steering robot to […]

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MGA Texas Expanding Into The Automotive Sector

Apr 15th, 2021

Opened in 2012, MGA’s Texas operation in Irving initially focused on state-of-the-art safety testing capabilities for the Aerospace industry. Providing MGA’s customers with superior services has allowed us to become a reliable partner to OEMs and suppliers in that industry. As time went on, our automotive customers in Mexico and South America have experienced substantial […]

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