Metallurgical Research Institute (MRI)

About the Institute
The Metallurgical Research Institute (MRI) undertakes research and development in mining, metallurgical, materials, foundry and other forming technologies, and to develop and commercialize a portfolio of bankable projects in the specialized area of metallurgy.

The Goals of the Institute

  • Providing technical consultancy and training services to the mining and metallurgical industry.
  • Assaying and analytical services for base, minor, platinum group metals (PGMs) and precious metals, ferro-alloys, coals and metallurgically complex (refractory) ores and concentrates.
  • Pre-feasibility and due diligence studies in mineral and extractive metallurgy projects.
  • Metallurgical accounting, process audits, trouble-shooting and optimization of mineral processing circuits
  • Value addition processing and beneficiation of local mineral and energy resources
  • Development, production and supply of mining, mineral processing, automotive and agricultural equipment and spares.
  • Development and production of refractories.

Institute Divisions
The MRI consists of five departments as listed below:


Materials and Processes:

  • Refractories
  • Fine ceramics
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Composites

For Further Information Contact:
The Director, MRI
Tel: + 263-4-860321/9

Project Highlights



SIRDC Foundry


SIRDC Training Courses