The iron platebody is the second weakest platebody in free-to-play, being stronger than the bronze platebody. Level 33 Smithing and 5 iron bars are required to smith an iron platebody by using an iron bar on an anvil, granting 125 Smithing experience. For players training Ranged or Magic, an iron platebody is not a good choice due to its crippling negative bonus in those skills. Like all iron equipment, this requires a Defence level of 10.
It is also the tertiary ingredient used in making iron titan pouches. It is an item used in clue scrolls.
Since iron items are over-produced, the best way to get rid of them is by selling them to the stores. If the stock number in a store is less than 10, it is worth selling, as price is higher than low alching using Explorer's ring.
With a Pack Yak, it is possible to achieve rates of 95,000 to 100,000 Smithing experience per hour. The Scroll of efficiency, bought as a reward from Dungeoneering can increase the items made per trip due to its bar saving effect.