A major world-class research institute that carries out fundamental and applied research and development of new technologies in the field of mineral processing, metallurgy and materials science. It was established in 1945 in accordance with the Resolution of the Council of People's Commissars of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and became the center of scientific and technological support for the organization of new non-ferrous metal production in Kazakhstan. The Institute has a Pilot metallurgical production facility for testing the developed technologies.
In addition to scientific research, the Institute provides a wide range of services to industrial organizations, which include:
Development of feasibility studies
Development of technological regulations for production
Development and testing of technologies for enrichment, metallurgical processing of mineral, man-made, secondary raw materials
Research in materials science
High precision production work
The specialists of the Institute are top-class professionals in their field, setting standards for scientific research in the field of metallurgy and materials science, developing and manufacturing non-standard laboratory equipment ((National Scientific Laboratory)..
The Institute's achievements in the development of metallurgical science and practice have been highly appreciated and recognized at symposiums and conferences abroad (USA, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, England, China, Spain, Korea, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Russia).