Frame and Chassis Durability Testing

MGA Meets the Challenges as Vehicles Evolve

With rising fuel economy standards on the horizon, the automotive industry is in the midst of a major vehicle design evolution. The challenge to OEMs is to meet upcoming requirements, while still building a product that consumers desire. There are a variety of approaches being employed . . . → Read More: Frame and Chassis Durability Testing

MGA Continues Expansion into Canadian Market

 

First International Facility

MGA is pleased to announce the opening of our first international laboratory located in Ontario, Canada. This laboratory is located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. This facility marks the third major laboratory opened by MGA in various regions of North America in the last . . . → Read More: MGA Continues Expansion into Canadian Market

MGA Offers a Vast Array of Vibration and Shock Testing Options

Mechanical Vibration and Shock issues pose significant challenges to many industries. Including the Automotive, Defense, and Military fields. The development of robust products that can be exposed to long term vibration exposure or periodic shocks without degradation is critical to the overall performance of any system. As is the case with many product . . . → Read More: MGA Offers a Vast Array of Vibration and Shock Testing Options

MGA Offers Automotive Interior Suppliers Multiple Solutions

Over the past few years, the automotive industry has focused on a number of areas to improve the interior of vehicles. The look, quality, and features of a vehicle’s interior are some of the most important factors a consumer will consider in a vehicle purchase. The emphasis that automakers place on developing cutting . . . → Read More: MGA Offers Automotive Interior Suppliers Multiple Solutions

MGA Continues Expansion in Hydraulic Durability and Simulation Testing

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Over the past 15 years, MGA has made major investments in the area of Hydraulic Durability and Simulation testing. This investment has included the development of major facilities at various MGA laboratories throughout North America. In addition to the investment in major facilities and equipment, . . . → Read More: MGA Continues Expansion in Hydraulic Durability and Simulation Testing

Grand Opening of MGA’s Facilities & Equipment Center

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During the last 35 years, MGA has become a provider of engineering services for a variety of industries throughout the World. This success is attributed to the dedicated and innovative associates throughout the organization who have developed, designed, and built just about every piece of test equipment used in our labs throughout the . . . → Read More: Grand Opening of MGA’s Facilities & Equipment Center

Salt Fog Testing

Salt fog testing is a method of determining where corrosion or oxidizing will occur when a product is subjected to a corrosive atmosphere. This type of testing is used to evaluate products in an accelerated manner to investigate corrosion related issues.

Commonly Tested Items:

► Road Guard Rails

► Automotive . . . → Read More: Salt Fog Testing

Innovative and Accurate Life Cycle Testing Using Robotic Technology

Innovation is thought of as a change that creates a new dimension of performance. In testing, we strive to find the best methodology to ensure quality while increasing performance and effectiveness. Equipment is constantly improved upon and test procedures are amended to provide a better quality test service to our customers.

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Full Interior Testing Capabilities

MGA is well known throughout the testing industry for seat testing, both for government regulations as well as durability and vibration evaluations. Recently, we have focused on testing the remaining components that help to make up the interior of the vehicle including door trim, window regulators, instrument panels, floor consoles, load floors, headliners, . . . → Read More: Full Interior Testing Capabilities

SUMMARY OF THE FMVSS 226 TEST REQUIREMENTS AND METHODOLOGY

The amount of containment that a countermeasure must produce was selected by the NHTSA to be less than or equal to 100 mm (4 inches). This value was selected based upon research and by referencing other safety standards such as FMVSS 217 and 206. The excursion value is the only performance criteria set . . . → Read More: SUMMARY OF THE FMVSS 226 TEST REQUIREMENTS AND METHODOLOGY