A Complete Suite of World Class Museum Services
Research Casting International (RCI) specializes in providing museums around the world with technical services. Our general services are:
Fossil Preparation and Restoration
Exhibit restoration, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping, specimen collection, fossil cleaning, preparation, matrix removal, consolidation and reconstruction.
Fossil and Cast mounting, Armature making for all types of specimens, blacksmithing, metal fabrication, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping and mirror imaging.
Heavy specimen relocation, fragile specimen relocation, collection from the field, rigging, design, engineering, packing and crating, temporary storage, welding and metal fabrication.
Molding and Casting
Molding and casting of fossils, archeological artifacts and geologic structures in a variety of materials and methods.
RCI maintains a full time staff of artisans and craftsmen, including sculptors, blacksmiths, carpenters, and painters.
The Company also maintains a full time project management staff and takes responsibility for all aspects of commissioned projects. RCI has managed over 250 projects for museums around the world since its inception in 1987.
RCI has mounted twenty-one Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons including molding and casting seven casts of ‘Sue’ and mounting five ‘Sue’ skeletons, twenty Sauropod skeletons including five Diplodocus, one Apatosaurus, and two Barosaurus and a rearing five-story tall Barosaurus defending its youngster from an attacking Allosaurus, the tallest free-standing dinosaur mount in the world in the main rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History.