JC DISA India, a foundry machinery manufacturer headquartered in Bangalore and offering advanced process technology, plans to launch India’s first vertical moulding machine almost entirely developed and manufactured in India. The machine is already in the Tumkur plant and is undergoing some final tests. Currently the fastest sand moulding machine to be produced in India, it is expected to be priced around Rs 4 crore. This machine has been jointly developed by Indian and Danish engineering and R&D teams in India. A number of smart value engineering ideas have gone into the design of this machine, which substantially add to the existing superiority of a disamatic design in vertical sand moulding.