Optimized Ear Loop Feeder

American Mask Alliance is a newly founded surgical mask making company based in Wichita, Kansas. They currently have an issue with the mask ear loop material not folding properly onto the mask surface during production. This is due to the non-uniform properties of the ear loop string as it is fed from the packaging. This causes poor quality and defects in a high number of masks. Our project is a machine that takes and straightens the string before the string enters into the mask making machine. This will allow for lesser number of damaged and low quality masks.