The CNC Cookbook conducted a survey of about 300 CNC machine owners and the results are pretty interesting.
Wow, the leading material is aluminum. This was very interesting. Also, to see x-carve mentioned specificlly is cool and the penetration of Mach3 and planet CNC.
I was surprised that Carbide 3D had such a large market. It must be from their Nomad desktop machine. I suspect that the Carvey will take a large share of that desktop market moving forward.
Given that some 47% of the machines are actual CNC mills, as opposed to CNC routers, aluminum, steel, and brass making up 49% of the materials is to be expected.
I bet you didn’t expect this:
Nobody expected that!
Another set of results, this time specifically on CNC routers: http://blog.cnccookbook.com/2016/06/07/results-cnccookbook-2016-cnc-router-survey/