CNC routers can create a huge variety of products. They create foam letters, aluminum parts, cabinet doors, integrated furniture, wooden signs, stencils, 3D art, guitars, plastic parts, toys, engraved products, picture frames, switch plates, stamps and dies, plaques, and much more. If you can imagine it, a CNC router can cut it.
If you create the right products and keep your router productive you can easily make $50 – $200 per hour. It really depends on the products you are making. Sometimes the more boring products like name plates will make you the most money. The key is customization. Duplicating easy to find products like toys or furniture will make you a little bit but creating hard to find custom products for industrial or commercial applications can make you a lot of money.
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida , Graduate Certificate – Stanford University) 22 years in the safety industry.