Taking it to the Sky – MGA Expands Aerospace Services

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

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

MGA at the Military Vehicle Expo 2011

MGA's Booth at the 2011 IDGA Military Vehicle Expo

MGA's Booth at the 2011 IDGA Military Vehicle Expo

This August marked another year for the annual IDGA (Institute for Defense and Government Advancement) Military Vehicles Exhibition at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, MI. The show was a combination of military vehicle displays, product booths, and conference speakers. Among the many innovative . . . → Read More: MGA at the Military Vehicle Expo 2011

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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Fire Test Facility Under Construction

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

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

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Flammability Testing 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

MGA Supports South Carolina Aerospace Cluster in Many Ways

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

Floating to the Top

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