Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine

Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, published 12 times a year by CTE Publications Inc., helps manufacturing professionals enhance the productivity of their companies' cutting and grinding operations. Browse through the issues below and select the digital format you prefer: via our CTEplus digital edition app, a PDF file, or a digital edition designed for desktop computers.

January 2016 | Vol. 68 | Issue 1
January 2016 CTE Cover

Metrology is evolving to allow inspection to be moved closer to the production area. PLUS:

  • The right workholder is critical for success when 5-axis machining.
  • Angle heads let cutting tools reach more of the workpiece.
  • Gundrilling on conventional CNC machines.
  • An overview of a machine tool developed for Industry 4.0.
  • Multitask machine tools proliferate as manufacturers seek to reduce setup time.
  • CAD/CAM developers strive to enhance UX—the user experience.
  • Beware of job recruiters and placement companies.
December 2015 | Vol. 67 | Issue 12

Whether done manually or with a powered device, scraping guide ways is critical to machine tool performance. PLUS:

  • Two metalworking professionals breakdown the manufacturing industry with their "Making Chips" podcast.
  • Laser technology allows for precise, noncontact marking of thin, brittle or otherwise delicate parts without compromising part integrity.
  • Learn details about the numerous new products manufacturers are offering the metalworking industry.
  • And columns that address taking the time to focus on the positives; the benefits of creating and using a virtual machine tool; the importance of mastering fundamental turning skills; how planning is critical when operating CNC machines; how not to experience grinding burn; and a Q&A with Harvey Tool CEO Pete Jenkins.
November 2015 | Vol. 67 | Issue 11
November 2015 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine

2016 Buyers Guide issue:

  • Manufacturers index
  • Disributors index
  • Machne Shop index.
October 2015 | Vol. 67 | Issue 10

Shot peening is a cost-effective way to make metal products stronger and more dependable. PLUS:

  • Private equity funds and venture capitalists partner with precision parts manufacturers that are poised for growth
  • Options to consider when selecting a custom work-positioning device
  • By stabilizing and monitoring air temperature, pressure and humidity, part measurement accuracy can be ensured
  • And columns covering concerns about renewed offshoring trends; how a grinding machine overcame workpiece material challenges; a Seattle job shop reaps benefits of constant chip load machining; how modular fixtures help reduce waste in a shop; some trade secrets for CNC machining, and whether programmers and manufacturing engineers really need a college degree.