Cross has extensive facilities where products are tested and evaluated over extended periods in simulated operating conditions.
Since the 1930’s Cross has worked on research, product and process development and test programs. Achieving increased performance and greater efficiency at the leading edge of thermal and metallurgical technologies.
To complement our in house work we have also worked collaboratively with many organisations globally, including.
We have a wide range of facilities available across our sites, these include
Our rigs are very flexible and have full data acquisition systems where appropriate. We have also built custom rigs for our customers, some of these have used existing engine hardware such as bearings and bearing carriers so the environment is as close as possible to the final application.
Cross has worked with many partners over the years, developing new products for a wide range of applications.
We are currently in partnership with the University of Bath and CMGTech on further enhancement of the Pressure Actuated Leaf Seal (PALS) and development of the Film Riding Pressure Activated Leaf Seal (FRPALS).
Over the years we have published many technical articles on work we have carried out, these papers that were presented at ASME, IMechE and AIAA conferences are available to download here in our White Papers section.