We have now had our brand new HAAS ST30-Y in our shop for almost a year. We expected it to be the greatest addition to our shop, but make no mistake, this is the least robust machine that HAAS has come out with in a long time… Since purchasing the machine 12 months ago, it has required four!!! alignments by haas… Now, I’ll be honest, I have had my fair share of crashes and know what a crash is, but this machine has not seen any major crash. After the first two incidents, we began looking at the machine much more closely and frequently checked the machine alignment. During one operation (third alignment), we had a 1/2 HSS drill burn up in 1018. Spindle rpm was too high for the material, operator stopped, drill did not even BREAK, but the machine was out in EVERYTHING but the Z axis… Forth alignment, using a 1” drill sandvik u drill, feeds and speeds off a little, material overheats during drill op (noticeable by scaring), but tooling and inserts INTACT, and no alarms from the machine… Basically what we found is the machine can push itself out of alignment just by taking too heavy of a cut. Extremely disappointing.