Scott Bentz

Scott Bentz

Mentor

Dr. Miller

College

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Major

Materials Science and Engineering

Minor

N/A

Organizations

Chem-E-Car Team

Academic Awards

N/A

Volunteering

Educational Engagement, UF Rocketry Team

Research Interests

Microstructure Analysis, Nano materials, Laser Forming

Hobbies and Interests

Playing board games and trading stocks

Research Project

Laser Forming of Sheet Metal

I will be responsible for assisting in initial setup of the newly-acquired benchtop IR laser and laser forming trials with a variety of sheet metal foils, including Cu and W. The bend angles as a function of stacking fault energy and prior metallurgical treatment will be measured with the help of a graduate student. The laser system is fully enclosed and includes interlocks, so no substantial laser safety hazard is anticipated. Similarly, only solid non-hazardous metals will be formed so no chemical hazard is anticipated. I will also devise a system to record in-situ video of the laser forming as it is taking place using e.g. a low cost camera that can be placed inside the laser enclosure.  Additionally, I will demonstration folds, and different designs the laser is capable of making.