From lasers to Tang, NASA’s Apollo space program led the way in modern innovations that now impact our everyday lives. With the planned return to the Moon and future expeditions to Mars, NASA and the commercial space industry are ready to embark on the next generation of space exploration. The Atlas Launch Vehicles . . . → Read More: Space Exploration Leads to Pyroshock Expansion at MGA
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
Since Leonardo da Vinci dreamed up his flying machine, people have been looking to the sky. 500 years later we see great innovation in commercial aircraft. The goal is to make the passengers’ experience much better than it was before, while maintaining the safety standards that make flying the safest mode of transportation . . . → Read More: Taking it to the Sky – MGA Expands Aerospace Services
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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As part of MGA’s continued drive to meet the needs of our customer base, a comprehensive facility is being brought on-line related to fire issues. The Aerospace, Automotive and Rail industries are challenged with meeting a number of fire related specifications for their products. As part of this effort, three new test systems . . . → Read More: Fire Test Facility Under Construction
In today’s automotive market, the seating system is scrutinized thoroughly with respect to comfort, quality, safety and overall customer satisfaction. Many seating designs available in cars today have so many more functions and adjustments than ever before. This prompts designers to pay close attention to everyday use or . . . → Read More: Update on MGA-MI’s Jounce & Squirm Capabilities
MGA has years of experience in providing testing services to various domestic and foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers. Typically, when conducting testing for a foreign OEM, we are requested to have the test results translated into the native language for the customer to share with their counterparts overseas. We have . . . → Read More: Technical Translation Available For Testing Conducted at MGA
A Horizontal flammability test being performed at MGA-SC.
The Horizontal Chamber
MGA’s test laboratories offer various types of flammability testing for multiple applications. The most common flammability testing that is run in the automotive field is FMVSS 302, which is a horizontal test. This testing requires that all materials meet a burn . . . → Read More: Flammability Testing at MGA
All of MGA’s locations have supported the aerospace industry with various services, and our Greer location is no exception. MGA-SC has brought on-line many test procedures and applications over the past two years in order to support the various aerospace companies in the local region. The announcement in October 2009 of Boeing’s decision . . . → Read More: MGA Supports South Carolina Aerospace Cluster in Many Ways
To sink or not to sink, that is the question. Archimedes’ principle states that as an object is immersed in a fluid, it is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. Buoyancy forces should be able to help suspend multiple times its displacement weight. . . . → Read More: Floating to the Top