Battery Lab Expansion in Wisconsin

Oct 7th, 2019

Many companies around the world are developing new and exciting designs using lithium-ion batteries. The electric/hybrid electric vehicle industry is projected to grow exponentially, as seen from the graph below (EVAdoption.com, McDonald, Lauren). Multiple OEMs have made statements confirming their preparation and direction for electric vehicle development. As more vehicles containing high voltage batteries are […]

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OMDB and the Future of Crashworthiness

Aug 30th, 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been developing a new crash test procedure with the purpose of reducing fatalities and injuries in small overlap and oblique crashes. Their crashworthiness research shows a higher risk of injusry in crashes where the occupant is moved in an oblique manner. NHTSA’s investigation (DOT HS 811 202) […]

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Aircraft Testing Services beyond AS8049

Aug 22nd, 2019

In the age of stronger and lighter materials, the aerospace industry has been designing new products to promote comfort without sacrificing fuel efficiency. These innovations require constant testing to ensure the structural integrity, safety, and reliability of any new material/design. The SAE AS8049 standard sets forth structural and safety recommendations to the aircraft industry. These […]

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MGA at the Forefront of Modified and Accessible Vehicle Safety

Aug 14th, 2019

MGA’s expertise in automotive safety extends beyond the mass-produced vehicles from the major OEM’s. The same safety standards that the OEM’s adhere to also apply to most altered vehicles on the road. That includes vehicles being converted to a hybrid-electric drivetrain, campervans and RV type conversions, and vehicles that have been adapted for people with […]

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MGA Meets the Needs of the Growing Automotive Industry in the Southeast

Jul 29th, 2019

Since the 1990s, several major OEMs have taken up residence in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The South has seen significant automotive growth with an approximate 300% growth in automotive manufacturing in Alabama alone, based on employment, since the year 2000. As the automotive industry has grown in the region, […]

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Expansion of Rollover Capabilities Continues at MGA

Jul 12th, 2019

MGA has provided innovative solutions to the auto industry for crashworthiness development for many years.  As frontal, side, and rear impact procedures were advanced and implemented, MGA has added capabilities and additional facilities to help the industry in meeting these requirements.  Currently, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama are actively working with customers to evaluate vehicle […]

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Commercial Airliner Landing Gear Testing

Jun 16th, 2019

Hydraulic frameworks are key factors in the aerospace industry and they are of no exception when it comes to testing. Through years of expertise and in-house equipment, MGA’s facility is able to provide structural, vibration and environmental testing designed to ensure the landing gear system can tolerate extreme conditions and load/vibration stress, all while maintaining […]

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Latest Updates in Pedestrian Protection

Jun 10th, 2019

Globally, pedestrian protection is at the forefront of transportation safety. Citing consumer safety concerns, various committees, working groups and agencies have published their ideas of what pedestrian protection regulations should require. Last month several announcements (listed below) were published regarding current pedestrian regulations and newly developed test apparatus (carhs.training_Praxis Conference). In February 2019, Euro NCAP […]

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Mine Blast Simulation

Jun 3rd, 2019

MGA is proud to offer test equipment manufactured to simulate a variety of mine blast scenarios. Through the use of these devices, vehicle manufacturers are able to evaluate and improve designs that help reduce the risk of injury and death to our armed forces.   In the unfortunate event of a vehicle triggering an Improvised […]

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