Police Bust 3D Gun Printing Factory

25 October 2013 -- Police have discovered a 3D printer which they believe criminals were using to try to make a gun. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, officers in Manchester on Thursday seized a printer and other components potentially used in the manufacture of firearms during a raid. As part of an operation to target organised crime gangs in the city, police found a trigger and a magazine they believe is capable of holding bullets, both of which are thought to have been made using the printer. Officers believe the raid -- in the Bagley area of the city -- could have uncovered what could be Britain's first 3D gun factory.