100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Aerospace and Defense Industry Offering

Increasing Efficiency without Compromising Quality, Safety or Compliance

The aerospace industry is subject to constantly evolving technology. Companies in both the defense and commercial sectors must face the complex challenge of manufacturing innovative, high-performing products while also ensuring safety and regulatory compliance in order to remain competitive.

Whether you’re producing aircraft engines, avionics, helicopters, or military satellites- attaining the highest precision and quality are paramount. The failure of a single component could produce devastating results.

The demands of manufacturing for military, aerospace and defense applications and OEMs are rigorous and precise, requiring expert knowledge of specialty hardware and environments, as well as the experience to integrate and control the entire system. From motors to complex positioning systems, sensors, software and command & control solutions, Cross’s engineering expertise provides proven components with known performance as a complete assembly or turn key solution to get your mission-critical job done.

This provides our customers with the latest commercially available technology, reduced development costs, reduced lead time, lower unit cost and startup costs, rapid prototyping, faster fielding and accelerated implementation.

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Providing Tangible Value

  • Increase the efficiency of your process and reduce lead times with the latest commercially available technology perfectly specified for your application
  • Reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure by ensuring your measurement equipment is correctly calibrated and measuring exactly
  • Stay compliant: FAA and DoD regulations are always changing.  Make sure you can measure and document every part of your process to comply with the latest regulations.

Common Applications

  • Military aircraft and UAVs
  • Civilian aircraft manufacturing
  • Airport operations and ground support
  • Missiles and precision weapons systems
  • Ground and sea based vehicles
  • Space and ground-based aerospace
  • Security platforms
  • Infrastructure
  • Advanced sensing systems

A range of expertise for the aerospace and defense industry

No matter what part of the aerospace industry you’re in, from manufacturing to repair to airport operations, Cross Company can help. We offer a range of products, services and complete solutions for aerospace and defense. Take a look at each below:



Complete Solutions

Products for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

High quality products, precisely specified for your mission-critical application

Services for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

We provide industry best practice to meet DoD, FAA and other regulatory requirements 

Solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

When an off-the-shelf product just won’t do, our customized solutions fit your process perfectly

Aerospace and Defense Industry Resources

Take a look at these aerospace industry resources from the experts at Cross.

Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution: Applications in Automation and Motion Control The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineered products. They are often misunderstood, used interchangeably, or just plain confused. This can cause products to be incorrectly specified and, in many cases, over-designed for…

When performing dimensional inspection, there are many measurement methods which are very accurate and highly recommended. In this article, our experts will explain some of the benefits and key differences between some of those methods including: CMMs, portable measuring arms, vision systems, and optical comparators. Coordinate Measuring Machines or (CMMs):…

Surface plates are the foundation for many dimensional measurements, and properly caring for your surface plate is necessary to ensure measurement accuracy. Granite is the most popular material used for surface plates due to its ideal physical characteristics, such as surface hardness and low sensitivity to temperature fluctuations. However, with…

Aerospace and Defense Industry News and Events

Take a look at all the resources for the aerospace industry from Cross’s manufacturing partners.

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.