ZERO Manufacturing is a global manufacturer and supplier of protective cases and enclosures. Our product line includes a variety of deep-drawn metal, fabricated metal, and molded plastic assemblies, cases, and enclosures that protect equipment and electronics during transportation, storage, and operation. We have provided protective cases and enclosures for applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, electronics, industrial, medical, oil and gas, telecommunications, and more.

Since our inception in 1952, ZERO has grown from a small Southern California metal shop to a 300,000-square-foot production facility in North Salt Lake, Utah. Quality is our core philosophy, as evidenced by our ISO 9001:2015 and AS9001D quality management certifications. ZERO also possesses numerous military manufacturing certifications, and we can provide certificates for compliance with FCC, CE, RoHS, and MFI standards. We’ve also won awards from leading brands like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

Manufacturing Capabilities

ZERO Manufacturing features an extensive portfolio of in-house capabilities that enable us to act as a single-source provider. We can customize any of our cases and enclosures with features such as accessory brackets, custom cutouts, custom hole patterns, and much more. Some of our core competencies include:

Aluminum Laser Cutting

Though laser cutting reflective materials such as aluminum can be challenging, successful laser cutting can bypass many tooling processes and significantly lower project costs. ZERO relies on our advanced five-axis laser cutting equipment to control costs on prototypes and short production runs.

Deep Drawing

ZERO has developed a proprietary deep drawing process that we refer to as the “ZERO Method.” Deep drawing accounts for most of our aluminum fabrication activities. Deep-drawn aluminum parts offer benefits such as:

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • ESD/grounding
  • Excellent stress, tear, and crack resistance
  • Exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Heat dissipation/shielding
  • RFI/EMI shielding


Quality is a core competency at ZERO Manufacturing, and we carefully inspect each production run to ensure that the final result will meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. We use our Helmel Checkmaster Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), spectrometers, and various other solutions to verify quality and tolerances in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015- and AS9100D-certified quality management system.


Our facility houses a variety of machine tools for primary and secondary machining processes. ZERO’s machining equipment portfolio includes:

  • 3 CNC mills
  • 5 engine lathes
  • 3 surface grinders
  • 7 Bridgeport mills


The ZERO team can produce parts that comply with the following military specifications:

  • MIL-I-45208
  • MIL-PRF-28800
  • SAE-AMS-STD-1595A
  • SAE-AMS-2770
  • AWS-D17.2
  • MIL-STD-171D
  • MIL-DTL-53072
  • MIL-STD-108
  • MIL-STD-810
  • MIL-STD-130
  • AWS-D17.1
  • MIL-STD-45662A
  • MIL-DTL-14072
  • MIL-DTL-5541
  • MIL-A-8625

Rotational Plastic Molding

ZERO produces plastic cases and enclosures using rotational molding. Rotationally molded polyethylene plastic results in durable shells that can handle the rigors of rough handling and the challenging conditions of harsh environments.

About ZERO Manufacturing

ZERO Manufacturing has been producing metal and plastic protective cases, enclosures, and other products for nearly 70 years. To see how our proprietary deep drawing process and other manufacturing capabilities can benefit your project, please contact us today.