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.