Mazak Joins Efforts to Protect KY Healthcare Workers

As communities across the country come together to meet new challenges created by the pandemic, Mazak Corporation has been doing its part to support its neighbors in the greater Northern Kentucky region. The company recently served as the manufacturing partner for the Erlanger, Kentucky-based AquiSense Technologies, which has developed a new method for sanitizing face masks with ultraviolet light currently being tested by the local hospital system, St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier, AquiSense turned to Mazak after healthcare professionals’ need for sanitation solutions spurred the development of its PearlSurface technology. Hospitals across the country must currently ration and reuse the N95 masks that are recommended for protection from COVID-19 – and to help them, AquiSense CEO Oliver Lawal developed PearlSurface in a single weekend after prompting from Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Vice President Debby Shipp.

Shipp was also the driving force behind Lawal seeking out Mazak’s help. With the manufacturing capacity of the Mazak iSMART Factory™, we were able to make his prototype into a reality only 12 days after receiving the design. Learn more about this story and how this new technology is already making an impact at St. Elizabeth in the Cincinnati Business Courier.    

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.