It was surely inevitable but the speed at which someone has posted a video online appearing to show the world's first 3D printed bullet is still alarming.
There are a couple of caveats. The projectile needs lead shot to be added to give it weight and it still requires a standard shotgun charge and shell case to fire.
Despite this, the damage caused to the target in the video is clear.
The bullet with the lead shot visible
Additionally, a working 3D printed gun, the 'Liberator' is less than three weeks old but the cheap and the freely available and technology is developing rapidly.
A newer version called the 'Lulz Liberator' was reported earlier this week that can fire up to eight rounds and costs just £16.50 to print.