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, and provides essential insights for machining professionals. Browse through our digital issue archive below and select the digital format you prefer: via our Cutting Tool Engineering app, a PDF file, or an interactive digital edition that can be viewed on any device by visiting

Issue Archive

January 2016 | Vol. 68 | Issue 1

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

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.