Cross Product was born in a humble basement in Buffalo, NY with the purpose of making small-scale product development flexible and accessible. Our clients range from individuals to businesses. Our background is in mechanical engineering, digital manufacturing, and product development. We materialize ideas to solve problems. We are passionate about creating simple, functional, and thoughtfully engineered products.
Our small size allows us to give personal attention to each client throughout the design and manufacturing processes. Whether you are creating a one-off part or developing a series of prototypes and preparing for mass production, we're ready. We put emphasis on clear and effective communication so that your dynamic requirements are always met. This way, nothing is lost in translation.
We know you have deadlines and commitments. Our smart and flexible design and production services help you get projects done on time with quality results. We'll assist at any point in your design process as a designer, manufacturer, consultant, or all three. Do you have a file ready for printing, or just a napkin sketch so far? We'll get you across the finish line.
Being a small company, we excel at direct communication. We understand the difficulties of conveying requirements for 3D designs. We work hard to make sure your needs are met: the first time. The engineer who hears your product pitch is the same one who prints out your prototypes. We're in touch every step of the way and nothing gets lost in translation.
Our design process promotes simplicity, efficiency, and elegance. We take important steps to reduce our carbon footprint, including:
- Locally sourcing many parts and materials
- Incorporating recycled, compostable, and carbon-neutral materials where possible
- Processing and repurposing scrap materials
- Emphasizing robustness and longevity in our designs
- Creating partial prototypes (see below)
We Were Born in Buffalo
We are proud of our Buffalo heritage and the manufacturing history it represents. Cross Product Design takes pride in supporting local businesses and we strive to grow our network of suppliers and partners in Western New York and surrounding areas. Interested in partnering on a project? We're always open to collaborating. Contact us for details.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Cross Product Design is committed to minimizing material and energy waste. We accomplish this through several strategies, one example of which is partial prototypes. With a partial prototype, we only manufacture the sections of your product that are most relevant in the current iteration in order to save materials. For example, if the primary concern is fitment with another part, then only the interface with that part will be 3D printed. This strategy induces material savings, cost savings, and faster iterations for our clients.
A partial prototype of tablet case buttons
Industries We Serve