Acronym for 'American Machine and Foundry'.
Inventor of the first automatic pinspotter machine. Now used in the majority of bowling centres worldwide. AMF also manufacture and supply all spare parts for their machines, lane dressing products, scoring equipment and computer software.
The most recent pinspotter is the 82-90 XL and holds the record for fastest cycle time (8 Seconds).
The most recent scoring system is Boss 9, fully automated scoring with control of most machine functions from several locations (minimum 2, 1 server, 1 front desk). Software also allows centre to customise advertising on the monitors above their lanes.
AMF's only major competitor are Brunswick Bowling, the Apple Mac of the bowling world.
"I accidentally welded a re-spot cell to the bench..."
"I'll get onto AMF for a replacement, you fucking idiot."