With quite a bit of help I have made the component I wanted using the moulding toolpath as suggested yesterday by several helpful members Now I wish to make a batch of them. Initially I want 12 of the components and can get these parts on to one sheet that I can machine but the moulding tool path does not seem to like all these individual items. With a bit of wangling I can cut three at a time by running the toolpath through all three in one row but I seem to be stuck in getting the tool path to cut more than one row on the sheet. If that's as good as it comes I am happy to do four lots of three. Any ideas?
One thing to remember is that the moulding toolpath doesn't actually create a component, you could create one using the modeling tools but then you would need to change your toolpath strategy & as has probably already been said that will most likely increase your machining time.
With a bit of thought I have managed to produce any number of rows of components Just profile out say three row of component, in one go ..... then run the moulding toolpath three times.... it seems to work O.K.