It's great for fly cutting, drilling and basic machining operations. The Tool Room Mill feels like a manual machine with super smooth controls, and an accuracy level that every HAAS CNC machines has.
High tolerance (0.001) aluminum blocks for molds.
Production parts for small runs and prototypes.
As an overflow machine for cutting molds.
For quick drills, where accuracy is important. It's a lot better than using the drill press. And it's even easier to set up the piece and get the job done with 0.001 accuracy.
For doing small detail work, where the part is easier to see, and prepare the next cut.
A great machine for training a new operator, or to help an old shool machinist feel more at ease with a HAAS CNC machine.
A good place for "occasional/low priority" jobs, where you can set it up between the primary JIT (Just-in-Time) jobs, and keep an extra machine making products.