Since they allow tiling of the same design for free, I tested v-cuts lately, and they came out great. After breaking them and rubbing them together, the cut looks almost like the other ones. Gave me 60 boards for ~15$. Amazing.
Yes I'd be tickled with that deal, especially if you are happy with the quality. I might ask if you'd be willing to share a few more details about the tiling and how you include the v-cut info. I could fit up to 4 duplicates of one of my designs on one 10cmx10cm board, but I'm not certain about the scoring/tiling. Are you just including holes or slot geometry in your 'mill' gerber file?
That very well explains it for a novice like me.
any chance you'd be willing to post a pic of the finished boards?
What you call "tiling" is called "panelizing" in the US.
Also, if you populate a board that is "V" scored in a panel with SMT components you risk popping a component off when you break the boards apart.
.I don't quite get that. You can always break it apart before populating it and then you are at the same point where you where when ordered them as single pieces, can't you? Also, the seeed boards break apart cleanly and easily, the v-cut is VERY thin and deep. If I had populated them before (e.g. because I wanted to use a stencil) I would break them over the edge of a table and wouldn't worry too much.After they are broken apart, one would have to take a very close look at the edges to see that they where broken apart.