The rather simple plastic item shown above happened to be in the possession of certain individuals at 3D Systems' booth at EuroMold 2013.
What is it, exactly? We don't really know or care, because that's not its important characteristic.
It is the very first 3D printed object. Ever.
Made some 30 years ago by 3D Systems founder Chuck Hull, inventor of the SLA 3D printing process, the item still survives to this day and is closely guarded by 3D Systems, who keep the precious object in a special padded case.
The awesome object reminds us that 3D printing is not new. The recent change has been that everyone can 3D print.
Will you save your first 3D printed object?