Hummink: Pioneering High Precision Capillary Printing (HPCaP)

Welcome to Hummink, the beacon of innovation in the display, semiconductor, and printed electronics industries. As the leading developer and supplier of High Precision Capillary Printing (HPCaP), Hummink is revolutionising how we think about and engage with electronic manufacturing. Born from the illustrious corridors of the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (IPGG) & Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), CNRS, and PSL University, Hummink embodies the spirit of innovation and excellence.

Hummink’s Origins: A Legacy of Innovation

Hummink’s journey commenced in the distinguished physics lab of ENS and PSL University, where their team achieved the first patent for groundbreaking nanoprinting technology in 2018. Established in 2020 by co-founders Amin M’barki and Pascal Boncenne, alongside its scientific inventors, Pr. Lydéric Bocquet, Alessandro Siria, and Antoine Niguès, and deeptech entrepreneur Christophe Bureau, Hummink represents a collaborative venture into the future of electronics manufacturing. Hummink’s foundation is supported by notable entities such as Elaia Partners and PSL, marking the beginning of a transformative era in electronics.

A New Dimension in Electronics Manufacturing

Electronics form the backbone of modern and future innovations. However, the traditional manufacturing process poses significant environmental challenges, propelled by its complexity and the extensive use of sophisticated equipment. Hummink steps into this landscape with a revolutionary solution that simplifies electronics manufacturing through cutting-edge material science expertise. Hummink’s technology, which leverages natural fluidic forces, offers exceptional printing capabilities without compromising on complexity or performance. By integrating the advantages of inkjet and photolithography, Hummink is setting new standards for efficiency, flexibility, and precision in electronics manufacturing.

Expanding Manufacturing Possibilities

Hummink’s HPCaP technology is versatile and adaptable, capable of working with a myriad of materials (such as silver, gold, copper, graphene, and polymers) across almost any surface and shape. Hummink’s technology ensures unmatched precision, from tens of µm to 500 nm, and exceptional positioning accuracy. This capability extends to a wide range of substrates, offering unprecedented design freedom and speed in the manufacturing process.

Redefining Precision and Speed

Hummink’s solution embodies speed and simplicity, with print speeds reaching 10mm/s and a streamlined printing workflow. Real-time monitoring and automated calibration underscore their commitment to efficiency and precision. The smallest fountain pen in the world, Hummink’s nanopen, embodies their innovative spirit, offering on-demand, localised manufacturing at the micron and sub-micron scale.

The Future of Micro-Object Assembly

Hummink is at the forefront of addressing the semiconductor industry’s challenges, collaborating with global R&D partners to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Hummink’s patented method, inspired by AFM technology, introduces micropens that operate on a macro-resonator, utilising capillarity to achieve micronic and sub-micronic printing precision. This direct approach allows for the assembly of complex and miniaturised components essential for advancing digital applications in AI, Cloud, 5G, quantum computing, microLED, and space technologies.

Let Capillary Printing Work Its Magic

Hummink’s method stands as a testament to the power of innovation, employing micro capillaries and a nanopositioning stage to revolutionise micronic and sub-micronic printing. By tapping into the natural phenomenon of capillarity, Hummink unlock new manufacturing possibilities, paving the way for a future driven by micro-object innovations.

Join Us in Revolutionising Electronics Manufacturing

Hummink is not just about technology; it’s about creating a future where electronic manufacturing is more accessible, sustainable, and efficient. As Hummink continue to collaborate with industry leaders and push the boundaries of what’s possible, we invite you to join us in this exciting journey. Discover the endless possibilities with Hummink and let’s shape the future of electronics together.

The Hummink HPCaP technology is also available to licence by tool makers to integrate into their high volume production modules.

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Material and Surface Compatibility

Hummink's High Precision Capillary Printing (HPCAP) technology expands manufacturing possibilities by accommodating a wide variety of materials including silver, gold, copper, graphene, and polymers, and is capable of printing on any surface such as Si, SiO2, Si3N4 wafers, glass, and flexible substrates. This versatility ensures that HPCAP can meet the diverse needs of the display, semiconductor, and printed electronics industries.

Rapid Printing with Design Freedom

HPCAP technology breaks through time constraints by achieving print speeds reaching 10mm/s, offering remarkable simplicity through a streamlined printing workflow with automated calibration. This allows for unparalleled design freedom, enabling the creation of any desired shape—from lines and circles to gratings, dots, and 3D pillars—without the traditional trade-offs between miniaturisation and complexity.

Unprecedented Precision and Scale

Achieve unmatched precision with resolution ranges from tens of µm to 100 nm, combined with exceptional positioning accuracy of less than 100 nm in XY and 5 nm in Z. The technology's ability to handle items at the centimetre scale, with a 16 cm deposition span accommodating substrates up to 25 cm wide, sets new standards for manufacturing capabilities.

Innovative Micro-Object Assembly

With the smallest fountain pen in the world, Hummink offers on-demand, localised manufacturing at the micron and sub-micron scale. This breakthrough additive manufacturing technology enables the deposition of any material on any surface, empowering the assembly of innovative micro-objects that drive the future of technology.

Sustainable and Efficient Manufacturing

By eliminating the need for masks, UV light, and chemical reactions, HPCAP represents a sustainable approach to electronics manufacturing. Its efficiency and minimal waste production not only reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing processes but also offer a greener alternative to traditional methods.

Revolutionising the Semiconductor Industry

Hummink is at the forefront of addressing the semiconductor industry's challenges by facilitating the assembly of increasingly complex and miniaturised components. Collaborating with world-renowned industrial R&D partners, Hummink leverages its patented capillarity-based method to enhance the production capabilities of the semiconductor industry, crucial for the advancement of digital applications such as AI, Cloud, 5G, quantum computing, microLED, and space technologies.