The ratcheting lock is made from FN-0405-130HT, a unique blend of iron-nickel-steel, and has a typical density of 7.0 g/cm3. The component has a microindentation hardness equivalent to 55 HRC and an apparent hardness of 19 HRC. The material has a final hardness of 42 HRC. Multi-level punches are used for compaction of the radii so that the gear can be formed in the die. Unique fixturing is needed during sintering so that the part can meet the tolerances required for the post-sintering, drilling, and tapping operation.