About Us

Rapid Machining Solution

Founder Story

The founder, Tam Nguyen, immigrated to the U.S. with his family in early 2005, when he was 18. He immediately started working for his uncle's Machine Shop as an Operator and worked his way up to become a CNC Programmer. In 2011, he graduated with his Mechanical Engineering degree and founded Alva Manufacturing with 3 people and 3 CNC machines. Mr. Nguyen named the company after Thomas Alva Edison with the vision of becoming a manufacturer with an engineering and innovation culture. Today, Alva has more than 40 CNC Machines and 65 Employees, acquiring the most advanced technologies. What contributed to Alva's success is its willingness to listen to the customer's needs and its employees' total commitment to performing their best to serv the customers consistently.

Alva specializes in complex machined components and sub-assemblies for the Space, Defense, Medical, and other High-Tech industries. We are a one-stop manufacturing partner offering rapid machining solutions that support new product development, high-mix/low-volume, and high-volume production requirements with SPC Inspection Data Control. We utilize the latest technologies, including automated pallet-changing system, digital quoting, advanced ERP scheduling, 5-Axis CATIA programming, and Model-Based CMM inspection software.

  • 236 East Orangethorpe Ave

  • Placentia, CA 92870 USA

  • Phone: (714) 237-0925

  • Fax: (714) 616-5427

  • Email: rapidquote@alvamfg.com

Alva Team

I was impressed by the quick turn-around that your guys provided. We urgently needed these prototype parts and Alva Manufacturing provided us with the best lead time at a very reasonable price. The parts came in even earlier than expected and with great quality. We will definitely be using Alva Manufacturing for more of our prototyping needs. Thank you for a job well done.

Emilio Flores, Senior Project Engineer
Toshiba International, Inc.

Alva is our go-to shop for difficult projects with short leads. They have consistently delivered on time, with high quality, and competitive pricing. We recently outsourced a key product to Alva after several other vendors failed to deliver. Alva's service level was high enough that we not only outsourced the production to them, but gave them full control over the supply chain for this product. We now place orders with Alva for complete units and they handle the rest.

Marc Gelnett, Director of Operations
Cooper Surgical, Inc.


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Contact info

(714) 237-0925


(714) 616-5427

236 East Orangethorpe Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870 USA