##### Abstract

We consider the problem of isothermal fiber spinning in a Newtonian fluid with no inertia. In particular, we focus on the effect of the downstream boundary condition. For prescribed velocity, it is well known that an instability known as draw resonance occurs at draw ratios in excess of about 20.2. We shall revisit this problem. Using the closed form solution of the differential equation, we shall show that an infinite family of eigenvalues exists and discuss its asymptotics. We also discuss other boundary conditions. If the force in the. lament is prescribed, no eigenvalues exist, and the problem is stable at all draw ratios. If the area of the cross section is prescribed downstream, on the other hand, the problem is unstable at any draw ratio. Finally, we discuss the stability when the drawing speed is controlled in response to changes in cross section or force.