A laboratory oven is an oven for high-forced volume thermal convection applications. This oven generally provides uniform temperatures throughout. Process applications for laboratory ovens can be for annealing, die-bond curing, drying, Polyimide baking, sterilizing, and other industrial laboratory functions. Typical sizes are from one cubic foot to 32 cubic feet (0.91 m3) with temperatures that can be over 650 degrees Fahrenheit (340 degrees Celsius).
Laboratory ovens can be used in numerous different applications and configurations, including clean rooms, forced convection, horizontal airflow, inert atmosphere, natural convection, and pass through.
Examples of the industries that typically use these a laboratory oven include the health care, technology, and transportation industries.