MGA’s Material Testing for Quality Interiors Webinar Presented on June 17, 2010

The quality and appearance of a vehicle interior is one of the major deciding factors that lead a consumer into purchasing a new car, truck or SUV. There are many organizations that provide vehicle ratings based on the quality and durability of a vehicle. Many consumers tend to rely on these organizations when . . . → Read More: MGA’s Material Testing for Quality Interiors Webinar Presented on June 17, 2010

MGA’s Ejection Mitigation Webinar Presented on May 20, 2010

On December 2, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the official notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) for Ejection Mitigation, FMVSS 226. For many years now, automotive designers have been anticipating this proposed rule by investigating the potential advantages of using advanced laminated glazing or side curtain airbags from FMVSS 214 testing to . . . → Read More: MGA’s Ejection Mitigation Webinar Presented on May 20, 2010

MGA’s IIHS Top Safety Pick: An Overview and Discussion Webinar Presented on April 22, 2010

MGA’s company-wide scope of testing includes virtually every global test standard related to automotive and transportation safety including FMVSS, ECE, JMOT, ADR, GTR, and consumer-related testing such as IIHS protocols. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been conducting safety research for 50 years and has been conducting crash tests at the Vehicle Research . . . → Read More: MGA’s IIHS Top Safety Pick: An Overview and Discussion Webinar Presented on April 22, 2010

MGA’s NCAP Testing for 2011 and Beyond Webinar Presented March 11, 2010

Starting with 2011 model year vehicles, the process for determining a vehicle’s NCAP Star Rating is changing. As a NHTSA contracted NCAP testing laboratory, these changes promise to greatly affect MGA and our customers. This webinar focused on how the changes to NCAP’s rating system and testing procedures will be addressed at MGA. . . . → Read More: MGA’s NCAP Testing for 2011 and Beyond Webinar Presented March 11, 2010

MGA’s Real Time Simulation Webinar Presented on February 25, 2010

Vibration testing is a very critical verification process for manufacturers of vehicles and vehicle components. There are many different methods used to perform road simulation durability testing including Multi-Axis Simulation Table (MAST) testing, Four-Poster testing, proving grounds durability, component-level fatigue, and Electro-Dynamic (ED) Shaker testing. This webinar focused on MGA’s experiences with Road Load Data . . . → Read More: MGA’s Real Time Simulation Webinar Presented on February 25, 2010

MGA’s FMVSS 216a and IIHS Roof Crush Webinar Presented on January 7, 2010

This webinar focused on FMVSS 216a and IIHS Roof Crush Resistance test methodologies. The discussion included the newly published FMVSS 216a requirements as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 571.216a. In addition, the IIHS roof crush test, with different test requirements and critieria, was also be discussed.

To . . . → Read More: MGA’s FMVSS 216a and IIHS Roof Crush Webinar Presented on January 7, 2010

MGA’s UN Battery Testing-New Requirements as of October 1, 2009 and Required Testing Webinar Presented on December 3, 2009

This webinar focused on the recent regulatory changes, effective as of October 1, 2009, to the United Nations (UN) ST/SG/AC.10/aa/Rev. 4 – Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Manual of Tests and Criteria regarding small-sized batteries. The topics that were addressed include a comprehensive regulatory review as well as a discussion of . . . → Read More: MGA’s UN Battery Testing-New Requirements as of October 1, 2009 and Required Testing Webinar Presented on December 3, 2009

MGA’s FMVSS 202a Requirements and Compliance Options Webinar Presented on November 5, 2009

This webinar focused on the FMVSS 202a Head Restraints testing requirements as outlined in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 571.202a. These requirements became effective on September 1, 2009 for front seat head restraints. The test procedures and compliance options were reviewed.

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What’s New

This section of our Blog will be used to update you on all of the new and exciting changes that are being done at each of our MGA locations. Each month each of our 5 locations will provide you information on what you can look forward to in the future…stay tuned

Facility Design & Manufacturing

Jason Gilham – Akron, NY

Our Fabrication business unit is excited to be responsible for providing three key pieces of equipment to our new Virginia lab. The pieces of equipment include an accelerator sled system, a multi-range ballistic test facility, and a drop tower/vertical sled system.

MGA is widely known as . . . → Read More: Facility Design & Manufacturing