The High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) is a joint collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce.
The 5,800 sqm Centre is funded through a £40M investment by Rolls-Royce plc, matched by a £20M government grant through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
The Centre, based near Coventry, enables production scale research and experimentation to deliver rapid high quality product and process innovation and is a unique casting, design, simulation and advanced manufacturing research facility. It focusses initially on the key design and manufacturing aspects of investment casting.
The Centre is a self-contained investment casting foundry with the following processes: Core, Wax, Shell, Cast, Chemical Leach & Etch, Finish (abrasive blast, emery dress), Measurement & Inspection and Laboratories.