We applied a two pronged approach:
1) Made a semi-automatic mask making machine which helped us in producing surgical masks in the shortest possible time. For this, we had to convert one of our existing sanitary napkin production lines to make surgical masks. This also taught us a lot about surgical masks and eventually helped us in the designing of an automated machine.
2) Made an automatic mask making machine that can produce surgical masks in volumes and can be a sustainable project for our clients to pursue in the long term. This machine would have to be entirely designed and fabricated. We had done intense research on all available designs in the market, and spent long hours creating detailed fabrication drawings based on our processes, strengths and resources.