Continental Heat Treating Inc. is an aerospace approved heat treating company located in Santa Fe Springs, California. Established in 1957 in Downey and relocated to our present facility in 1969, Continental Heat Treating, Inc. (CHT) has served the Southern California area for more than sixty years. CHT operates a fleet of radio dispatched trucks providing pick-up and delivery service to Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Currently, CHT has more than eighty employees, some of whom have been with company for longer than thirty years.

CHT employees comprise a highly-talented and experienced group. Management personnel and top level production personnel are all experienced heat treating professionals with decades of industry service. CHT attribute its success to its experienced, expert personnel who have a willingness to apply that expertise and take pride in delivering high quality, sophisticated heat treating solutions.

Heat Treating Expertise

Specialized Processes

CHT specializes in the heat treatment and case hardening of alloy and stainless steels. Processing capabilities include vacuum and atmosphere neutral heat treating; nitride, carburize, and carbon-nitride case hardening; and precipitation hardening. Atmospheres include nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and endothermic. In addition, there is in-house copper plate and copper strip for heat treating masking.

Innovative Thermal Processing Equipment

All equipment is certified and meets the latest AMS and Nadcap requirements. CHT provides total capability heat treating with a variety of top quality furnaces. CHT posesses and maintains most prime approvals and continues to add additional approvals as necessary to provide a complete capability of processing services.

Laboratory Testing & Quality Assurance

CHT technicians perform Hardness and Metallurgical Lab Testing in house to ensure consistency and reliability on every job. Nadcap accreditation means complying with globally accepted aerospace industry standards.


“Providing Quality Thermal Processing, Reliable Service And Continuous Improvement To Satisfy Our Customers”

Continental Heat Treating believes in consistency of performance, total professionalism and quality assurance through every step of the the entire thermal process. Heat treating is an essential manufacturing process, protecting and enhancing the engineering excellence of a design and contributing to the value and integrity of a product. CHT is trusted to deliver reliable and dependable processes to meet precise specifications, which means consistency from first piece to last. Knowledge of the internal geometry of alloy metals and understanding how these metals react to heating and cooling processes allow the professionals at CHT to exact control of the process until the precise properties are acheived. Reliable service and consistent workmanship have provided Continental Heat Treating with an established reputation of excellence and high performance. 

Nadcap Accredited

NADCAP is a global standards setting program for the aerospace and defense industries. NADCAP accreditation is a mark of prestige that represents superior performance and use of industry standards and leading technology.

Glossary of Heat Treating Terms

Hardness Conversion Table