We’re an international manufacturer
Located in Columbus, Ohio USA, we design, manufacture and ship our products globally.
Transmet was launched in the mid 1970’s by Battelle Memorial Institute, and they would continue to operate it until 1990. At that time it was purchased by retired Battelle CEO Sherwood Fawcett alongside Transmet Plant Manager Doug Shull.
Shull became the sole owner of Transmet in 2014 and would serve as the company’s CEO and President until 2021, when Kelli and Dan Shull became co-owners.
Transmet’s spirit for innovation can be traced back to 1980 when they developed a process for melt spinning (Rapid Solidification) of aluminum flakes. The process started small but has obtained production capacity of over 8,000,000 lbs. /year. Since adding the spinning cup technology, Transmet has produced aluminum shots ranging in sizes from 400 microns to 1200 microns in diameter.
In 2000, Transmet partnered with Energizer Battery to build a zinc flake production facility that reached a capacity of more than 4,000,000 lbs. /year. In 2008 Transmet added a spinning cup line to the zinc flake facility, and has now reached a capacity of 2,000,000 lbs. /year of zinc shot.
Transmet has mastered these technologies to produce various other metals including tin, bismuth, silicon, amorphous alloys and more.
Since 1990, Transmet has partnered with many technology companies including RSP Technology, GAF Roofing, FMC, Duracell, Globe Metallurgical and many more.
Employees and Culture
Transmet has offered several innovative programs to maintain high quality employees and employee engagement.
Ownership Thinking: launched in 2012, this system of Huddles and Open Book Management allows employees to participate and improve the company with their ideas.
2 Second Lean: since 2014, “2 Second Lean” has been a weekly process where employees show how they are continuously improving their duties and work areas.
Ohio State University Engineering Department: starting in 2015, Transmet has worked with some of the most talented interns in Columbus, OH, with a focus on Lean projects. Transmet hosts engineering interns working on Lean improvements, with projects delving into Sales, Administration and Manufacturing.
How is Transmet related to Battelle Memorial Institute?
Battelle patented the technology of melt spinning that Transmet utilizes. Transmet was formed by Battelle to license this technology. Battelle incorporated Transmet in 1979, moved into our current facility in 1981, and was owned by Battelle from 1979 to 1988. Today, Transmet is currently privately owned by siblings, Dan and Kelli Shull. Past owners include former president and CEO of Battelle, Sherwood L. Fawcett, and Doug Shull.
Can I patent Transmet products in my processes?
Many companies have protected their know-how and advantages of Transmet products with patents. Energizer is an example with patents on flakes in alkaline batteries to improve the battery’s performance.
Is Transmet Corporation an environmentally friendly company?
Yes! Transmet recycles all metal scrap left over from our process. We have helped customers recycle spent aluminum and zinc shot from blast operations. We have recently implemented a recycling program in our main offices. All paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal are recycled.
What is chillblock melt spinning?
Chillblock melt spinning is when molten metal is pressurized and streamed onto a chilled die forming substrate for rapid solidification. In Transmet’s case the proprietary chill block rotates.
What is centrifugal atomization?
Centrifugal atomization occurs when molten metal pressurized force to form precision cast particles solidified in a proprietary inert environment.
What is Transmet’s yearly capacity?
Transmet can produce over 10,000,000 lbs/year of melt spun products. Transmet can produce over 8,000,000 lbs/year of centrifugally atomized products.
What is the size range of flakes that Transmet can make?
Typical Transmet flakes will be about 1mm square x 25 microns thick. Changing the squared size and thickness of the flake is not difficult and can be customized for special applications.
What is the size range of shot that Transmet can make?
Currently Transmet produces shot from 200 microns in diameter to 1200 microns in diameter. Smaller and larger shot are currently being developed.
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