Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
Many nations around the world are competing firercely to seize the initiative in the development of ting-edge technologies and to secure superiority in industrial competitiveness. The government realized early on that scientific development is the driving force behind the country's economic growth and national development, and thus established a number of state-invested research institutes. As part of such governmental efforts, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials(KIMM) was launched in 1976, initially under the name of the Kor ea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals, in order to improve industrial technologies in the field of machinery and metal working as well as to domestically manufacture machinery, th ereby replacing imports and upgrading machine quality to international levels. The KIMM has thus far led the development of the field of machinery in Korea. With the backing of its 30 years of experience and research capabilities, the KIMM is determ ined to pool all its capabilities to develop into an agency that will lead the industry, academia and research institutes. At KIMM, all our staff members are well aware of the goals and missions that the country a nd its people expect us to fulfill.With the support and confidence of Korean nationals, we w ll perform a leading role in the development of science and technology to strengthen natio nal economic development and welfare. We are ready to listen attentively to people's wisdo m and advice. Thank you.