ABC EarReliefBand

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Elastic Ear Strain Relief Bands

Example usage


Use the resources on this page to create ear relief bands (or "ear protectors") with a CNC router, laser cutter, or 3D printer. These bands help N95 respirators, surgical masks, and cloth facemasks fit a wider variety of individuals and provide relief for individuals wearing PPE for long periods of time.

Difficulty level: Easy, though equipment is required (laser cutter, 3D printer, or CNC router)

I Can Make These

  • Use the files on this page with your laser cutter, 3D printer, or CNC router
  • Best for CNC/laser. If you have a 3d printer, consider making items that can't be laser cut like face shields and sewing guides.
  • Materials: Use _____ or _____. If you are making other items like face shields, consider making ear relief bands using cutoffs to conserve materials.
  • If you are making or have made this item, contact Tanju Bayramoglu at _____ so we can facilitate delivery where they are needed most.


  • StrainReliefBand.svg
  • Labels_Avery 8160_ for StrainReliefBands.PDF

Single band
Mass produced bands
Print the Avery Labels in the Materials section above for delivery