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Company Profile

  • Company: The Flame Treating & Engineering Co.
  • Category: Fabricated Metals
  • Website:
  • Location: West Hartford, Connecticut 06110
  • Contact: Tom Benoit, 860 953-3519
  • Congressional District: First District
  • Congressional Representative: John Larson


Flame Treating provides localized heat treating services using flame and induction heating to a wide range of manufacturers from Maine to Florida and from Connecticut to Missouri.

Using optical pyrometers and PLC controllers FTECO is able to provide services that meet you strictest requirements.  Combining the pyrometer and the controllers has allowed us to develop automated systems for processing parts efficiently and accurately.  The localized heat treating is used to harden, temper or anneal limited areas of metal parts.  Typical applications are gears, shafts, rolls, spindles and any other component subject to surface wear. Localized annealing is performed regularly to soften the work hardened zone of machined or formed components.  The copper and stainless alloys tend to work harden in machining and need to be annealed in certain areas prior to the following operations.

Flame Treating has been in operation since 1940 and continues to serve the manufacturing community.

Featured Products

Products & Services

  • Flame Hardening
  • Induction Hardening
  • Induction Stress Relieving
  • Shrink Fitting
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Metallurgical Lab Services

Contact information for this manufacturer is located at the top of this profile

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