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  1. Keeping the nylon dry is of paramount importance. My Markforged machine prints only nylon (the "Onyx" material being carbon-fibre whisker reinforced nylon). The reel resides in an airtight box and each reel comes hermetically sealed, with large desiccant bags that you then place in the box with the new reel. Print nylon with too much moisture in it and you inevitably get foaming caused by steam. This causes poor control of both extrusion, dimensional accuracy and can cause adhesion issues. Anyone with experience of th eplastics industry (mine stretches for more decades than I'd care to remembe
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