Separate single file multi part models
I've noticed more and more that customers are putting multiple parts in the same model file to avoid paying the multiple print charge. The reality is that some prints will print better when the parts are separated and will lead to less failed prints.
Rhys Richards commented
I too had a multiple part file today.
After printing I noticed some detail was missing!
This was due on examination, to the wall thickness on a couple of features being 0.4mm with a +/-0.1mm tolerance, they were 0.3mm.
And the resolution being very low.
After scrutinising it on my cad package.
I despatched the parts any way with this not being my fault.
But if the parts had been separate, I could have flipped the part to print upper most and retained the detail for the customer, who will now no doubt give a bad rating for the print, when there were design errors in his model, which could not be seen.