The staff at Shear Form, Inc. (SFI) is committed to materials engineering, product development, and severe plastic deformation (SPD) processing of materials for improved products. We are experts in equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE and ECAP) and are driven to exploit this new materials processing alternative for advanced materials applications in industry and R&D laboratories.
Dr. K. Ted Hartwig, PhD, P.E.
Dr. K. Ted Hartwig is the President of Shear Form, Inc. and a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He has worked in the field of severe plastic deformation processing since 1992, and has led an ECAE research group at TAMU during this period. Dr. Hartwig has a working relationship with many individuals in the superconductor manufacturing community, and understands important related aspects of refractory metal forming technology. Dr. Hartwig assists with materials characterization studies, communications and management of outside collaborators, economic predictions involving commercialization, process design, and analysis.