Currently, YKK’s zipper sewing process requires an operator to manually separate and feed a variety of stacked fabric swatches into a secondary feeder to a sewing machine. This operation costs customers additional labor and delays production when operators starve the sewing machine. ​​The objective of this project is to develop a device which automates the separation of bundles of fabric to ready a swatch for feeding into a sewing machine. The mechanism will reliably separate an individual piece of cloth from a loaded stack quickly enough to exceed the cycle speed of the sewing machine.
Department Interdisciplinary
Sponsor YKK (USA) Inc
Advisor Tequila Harris
Primary Email Contact
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Name Major Hometown
Bonnie Brownlee ME Marietta, GA
Charu Malhotra CmpE Dehradun, India
Floyd Horton ME Sandersville, GA
Kendrick Dang EE Dacula, GA
Lydia Stanford ME Brooklyn, NY
Tudor Hadade ME Loganville, GA
Zachary Nease ME Savannah, GA