Engineering & Prototyping

Since 1957, Zippertubing® has been manufacturing custom solutions for a wide range of component challenges.

From under the sea to outer space, we have prototyped, built, and shipped custom-engineered solutions for every type of industry and application. We specialize in creating custom products in-house from beginning to end, so you feel confident you will receive the perfect solution for your unique application.

Since we have been solving heat shielding, cable bundling, and EMI shielding challenges for decades, we understand not every application requires the same material, shielding, closure, size, or shape. Our wide range of manufacturing capabilities paired with our industry-leading Engineering team allows us to provide a heat shielding, cable bundling, EMI shielding, or specialized heat shrink solution catered to your needs.

Custom Solutions

Missile Canard Retention Sleeve
Category: Cable Bundling

Removable canard retention sleeve for a large defense contractor. Bright colored material, with labeling, and easy removal provided a unique solution for weapon system transport and testing operation.

Missile Canard Retention Sleeve - Cable Bundling

Hook-N-Shield® Breakout Mesh
Category: EMI Shielding

Custom length mesh shielding breakout for a scientific measurement device. This solution provided a faster and easier installation with ground terminals and labeling in addition to excellent shielding.

Hook-N-Shield Breakout Mesh - EMI Shielding

Generator Harness Thermal Protection Cover
Category: Heat Shielding

Multiple-piece thermal protective solution for an electrical generator wiring harness. Pre-fabricated sewn and snap-closed sections reduced technician installation time dramatically over traditional tape wrapping methods.

Generator Harness Thermal Protection Cover - Heat Shielding

EMI Mesh Covers
Category: EMI Shielding

Custom mesh covers for a power generation facility. Large EMI covers met materials compatibility requirements and allowed for fast installation during a short planned maintenance period.

EMI Mesh Covers - EMI Shielding

Low Temperature Equipment Cover
Category: Cable Bundling

Custom low temperature equipment cover for a research project at the South Pole. Durable and easy to use zippered jackets protected sensitive equipment for safe and fast deployment in harsh conditions.

Low Temperature Equipment Cover - Cable Bundling

Collapsible Faraday Cage
Category: EMI Shielding

High-performance, collapsible, lightweight Faraday cage for the US Navy. Portable chamber allows for testing of sensitive components in lab settings or in the field.

Collapsible Faraday Cage - EMI Shielding

Heat Blanket With Grommets
Category: Heat Shielding

High temperature protective cover for a wiring harness near large vehicle exhaust. Custom shape with attachment points fits and installs seamlessly into the frame near the diesel exhaust pipe.

Heat Blanket with Grommets - Heat Shielding

Zipper-Shield™ With End Details
Category: EMI Shielding

Custom zipper-closed EMI shield for semiconductor testing and fabrication equipment. Ground braid extensions with terminal lugs allow easy and reliable grounding, while attachment tabs ensure proper location.

Zipper-Shield with end details - EMI Shielding

Heat Protective Fire Engine Cover
Category: Heat Shielding

Custom fitted netting with thermal protection for a fire engine. Durable materials with custom attachments to meet all the needs of the fire department.

Heat Protective Fire Engine Cover - Heat Shielding

Three-Zipper Cable Sleeve
Category: Cable Bundling

Modular three-zipper cable jacketing for NDT inspection system. Custom sleeving allows for two separate cable bundles to be separated or attached together.

Zippertubing Custom Engineered Solutions

Combine materials to fit your application

Why Choose Zippertubing®?

Zippertubing® has been manufacturing American-made solutions for customers with both common and unique component protection challenges since 1957.
We will work with you to develop a custom solution specific to your needs.

American Made

Zippertubing® has been providing American-made engineered products around the globe since 1957. We manufacture all of our products in-house at our state-of-the-art facility in Chandler, AZ. You can trust that Zippertubing® will have the right solution to meet your specific component challenges.

Personalized Service

Our sales and in-house engineering teams are readily available to answer all of your product questions and concerns. They can also can customize a solution to your particular problem.
Communication with our customers is very important to us, and we are readily available to work with you directly whether it be through the phone, email, in person or video conference. Zippertubing® also offers free webinars that can be specifically geared toward your unique component protection issue.


With our wide range of capabilities, we can help you or your team determine your component problem, as well as offer free engineering design and prototyping services to ensure the product works and functions as you or your company expects it to.


Zippertubing® has been manufacturing quality, American-made products and solutions in-house since 1957. Most of our products are made-to-order to ensure optimum shelf-life. Zippertubing® is currently pursuing ISO 14001 and AS9100 certifications and has achieved ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certifications, so you can be assured your order will exceed the highest quality standards.

In-House Engineering

Zippertubing® offers free engineering design and prototyping services to help get your project started. Our engineers deliver a blend of experience from different specialties and backgrounds, as well as keep up to date with pertinent trends, environmental changes, specifications and restrictions. This ensures that your product will comply with your industry’s requirements; and it will function specifically to your needs.

Installation and Testing

Zippertubing® engineers will assist you in installation and testing whether it be on-site or via video conference to ensure proper installation and that product features are working as per your expectations.

valued customers

Valued Customers

Success Stories

Zippertubing® has manufactured solutions for customers with both common and unique component challenges.
Read on to learn more about how our products and services exceeded their expectations

Miller Edge

I engaged Zippertubing on a development project after careful review of their online products and capabilities. Matt and his team met with me and provided hands-on review and technical details of existing products and their impressive library of material samples. They offer robust protective coverings made from natural and synthetic fabrics, metal and polymer foils and films and a huge assortment of engineered structures developed for specific functions such as puncture and abrasion resistance, EMI shielding and more. We talked about our product performance demands and cost considerations. We also reviewed conceptual design details about our vision of the finished product. Just a week later Matt called me back for another meeting where I was shown actual proof of concept assemblies as well as functional prototypes. It took a few more iterations to iron out details, but the Zippertubing engineering and sales experts were able to develop timely and cost effective protective covering solutions to our demanding performance requirements. 10 out of 10.

Kelly Hedegard
Tempe Branch Manager
Miller Edge, Inc.

Miller Edge Testimonial
Magneticomm, Inc

he Zippertubing Company sales engineer was very responsive and was interested in finding the correct solutions to our problems. The Zippertubing Company got us samples quickly and helped us make a decision on our needs in short order.

Greg Trook

Magneticomm Testimonial
LECO Empowering Results

Working with the Engineering group at Zippertubing to create a custom solution to a RF shielding problem was a great experience. From the initial consultation to the final product, communication and prototype delivery were above my expectations and ultimately produced a terrific production solution for our company.

Tim Judkins
Product Engineer

LECO Testimonial
Gecko Robotics

The Zippertubing team was able to quickly turnaround a request for a custom jacketing system which met our specifications. The team was knowledgeable about their products, capabilities and materials which made the process simple and worthwhile.

Michael Binger
Mechanical Engineer II

Gecko Robotics Testimonial
Global Aerospace Corporation

We recently worked with Zippertubing on the design of a submerged fuel hose system for the Navy. Zippertubing was responsible for the design and fabrication of engineering model hardware that we used for mechanical property testing. In addition, they designed and fabricated 450 feet of prototype hardware that was delivered to the Navy for eventual ocean testing. We were impressed with the creativity and expertise of the design and production engineers and Zippertubing’s willingness to go the extra mile. We would highly recommend Zippertubing to other companies seeking innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Kerry T. Nock
Global Aerospace

Global Aerospace Testimonial

Are You Ready To Talk Custom?

We have the equipment and know-how to deliver results beyond the expectations of our customers.

With our experienced team of engineers, you can rest assured that we will be able to tackle the project no mateer the size or complexity.

Contact us today to learn how our free engineering and protoyping services can help solve your toughest problems.