After merging with just open Institute of Mathematics and Computer Techniques (1961
), the Laboratory has begun the work on a new problem “Fundamentals of design, computation, production technology and research of plastic machine parts”. In the short run, Belarus industry has received the first vertical molding machines developed at the laboratory. In early 60-ies the first Republican scientific and technical conference “Application of Plastics in Machine-Building and Instrument-Making” was organized by the laboratory (1962
), the first invention was filed “Combined herringbone gear with Novikov engagement” by theauthors V.A. Belyi, V.A. Sviridenok,
et al (1962
), the first state-budget research work “Complex investigations of plastic gearing with Novikov engagement” was successfully fulfilled (1963
). The laboratory was reorganized in the Metal-Polymer Research Institute (MPRI NASB) in 1969
The Institute was created in response to a breakthrough in the physics and mechanics of polymers, growing demands of economy in polymer and metal-polymer materials as well as broad vistas in their adoption in industry. The outstanding Academicians M.V. Keldysh, V.A. Karguin, A.Y. Ishlinsky, P.A. Rebinder, K.A. Andrianov and I.V. Kragelskii have contributed much effort and concern in construction and development of the Institute.