Ultem Pocket Modal


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Special Release

Ultem has proved to be the adventure we didn’t expect it to be. Whether it’s during machining, in the cleaning process, or during assembly it seems like we’ve had speed bumps of various sizes pop up that required slowing down and taking a second look at things. Minor adjustments to engineering, sourcing different assembly materials, and moving to a different cleaning process has proven successful, and we’re happy to finally introduce the Pocket Modal in Ultem. These are highly limited for a variety of reasons, mostly because we have fewer parts than expected, but also because we’re curating the hardware options. The first two, matte black and matte olive, are available now.

The Ultem Pocket Modal features a body machined from polyetherimide or PEI (Ultem is a brand name of PEI) with our standard Pocket Modal grip profile. Polyetherimide is an amber-to-transparent industrial thermoplastic that has a high temperature resistance and as such is used in certain applications requiring plastics that withstand heat and steam. It has a greater tensile strength than ABS and polycarbonate, making it a great option for lightweight applications that require temperature resistance and strength. We’ve elected to use a machined Ultem slider and button along with a specially sourced clear o-ring to make the body of this pen completely uniform in appearance. This is the first time Ultem Pocket Modals have been released and we’ve elected to have two hardware options: Ultem & Black or Ultem & Olive. The semi-transparent nature of the material allows the user to see the internal actuation of the refill with spring compression and refill movement. When you check out, you’ll be prompted to select from a variety of refill options to customize this Pocket Modal to your writing preferences.

Length – 116mm / 4.6″
Body Width –  11.11 mm / 0.437”
Width w/Clip – 14.73mm / 0.577″
Weight (Ultem+Aluminum Clip) – 14.5g / 0.50 oz

Limited Availability

“Many G codes and M codes cause the machine to change from one mode to another, and the mode stays active until some other command changes it implicitly or explicitly. Such commands are called “modal”.” – Dynomotion.com

The Pocket Modal is made from Ultem on our CNC lathes and Swiss machining centers, in Mesa, Arizona. Schmidt refills are manufactured in Germany.