IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY Installed a version of the HEARTWARE SOFTWARE PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS FIRST:
Navigate to the Location that you have Heartware stored and run the Uninstall File
Navigate to the Location that you have Slic3r stored and delete all files associated
1. Navigate to this link (
https://cellink.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/extern/EtSUhebqkQ1MuwVZRO5RoJABK4hoNXIDVsf2IBPAbMFoXA?e=7C79G8) to download the latest version of Heartware.
Download the Setup zip file & run the setupHeartWare_2_4_1.exe file once download is completed
2. Select your desired language
- If the Setup asks you to install Python Runtime Environment, select YES
- Select Repair Python (version) & FINISH
3. Choose the location for the CELLINK Heartware file to be stored in & select NEXT
KEEP components the same and select NEXT
SELECT if you want a shortcut in the Start Menu (recommended) and select NEXT
SELECT if you want a desktop shortcut (recommended) and select NEXT
4. Press "Install"
Once the installation is completed, launch CELLINK HeartWare.
WARNING: DO not update the software if the software prompts you to.
SETTING UP HeartWare,
1. Start by clicking on "Printer Settings"
2. Copy the settings in the images below for any INKREDIBLE series bioprinter
3. Once you are done, press Apply, then click OK.
CONFIGURING THE SLICER
Navigate to the Slicer tab in CELLINK Heartware and select the Manager button. Ensure that the Slic3r Executable points to the location of the slic3r.exe file on your computer. Once correct select APPLY then close the popup.
Still in the Slicer tab in CELLINK Heartware and select the CONFIGURATION button. This should initiate the Slic3r software to launch.
Navigate to to the OUTPUT OPTIONS side tab and ensure that under Post-processing scripts, the file is pointing to the location of the post processor, and select the save icon. Repeat this process for all print settings (ex. Organ Simple, Organ Skin, Organ Support, etc.) If you have followed all of the previous steps, your file location should match the one pictured you can copy and paste it into your settings:
C:\Program Files\Cellink HeartWare\plugins\postprocessor.py
Make desired adjustments to your print and select save when you are finished.
Before using, ensure that on the UTILITIES menu on your printer, you have selected DISABLE SD PRINT.
HeartWare is now ready to be used!
Happy Bioprinting :)
For more information, visit the article Basic Functions of CELLINK HeartWare