How to get steel rods in Roblox Islands?

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Islands offers players the ability to collect and farm numerous resources, which you can then use to craft various items, weapons, and accessories. One of the most popular and malleable resources in this experience is iron ore, which can be crafted raw, smelted, and even pressed into steel rods. For all of the steps and necessary requirements that you'll need to have to start making steel rods, continue reading our list below.

Harvesting iron ore

Before you can begin crafting steel rods, you'll need a hefty amount of the base resource—iron ore. Luckily this resource is relatively easy to find as its rocks are spread all over the main hub. To collect iron ore, simply strike any rocks that you see that resemble the picture below with your pickaxe.

Image via Roblox Islands Wiki

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Smelting for iron

Once you've harvested your iron ore, you can now use a heating device to smelt it into iron itself. These heating devices include a campfire, small furnace, desert furnace, or industrial smelter. One iron ore that you smelt in a heating device will be equal to one piece of iron.

Image via Roblox Islands Wiki

Processing into ingots

Steel ingots are created by processing steel bars through a Steel Mill. You can craft Steel Mills with a tier three or tier four workbench for 100 iron and 50 gold. To process iron into steel through the Steel Mill, you'll need to give it either coal or petrified petroleum as a form of fuel. Inputting one iron bar into the mill will give one steel ingot in return.

Image via Roblox Islands Wiki

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Pressing into steel bars

After processing your iron into iron ingots, you can now press these ingots into multiple building materials, including steel bolts, rods, and plates using the Steel Press. A Steel Press will take 100 copper plates, 250 copper rods, 25 steel rods, a tier-three or four workbenches, and level 32 forging to craft. You will also need to obtain the required mold for each material before you can begin pressing them. Once you've got the steel rod mold, you can input 25 steel ingots for one steel rod.

What to craft with steel rods

You can use steel rods to craft many items in Islands—below is a list taken from the Islands Wiki of them all.

NameRecipeCrafting StationRequired Level
Water Barrel2 Steel Rod
20 Iron
50 Maple Wood
Workbench Tier 2
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Food Processor2 Crystalized Gold
5 Green Sticky Gear
2 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 2
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 25 Forging
Conveyor BeltSteel Rod
5 Iron
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 8 Forging
Right/Left Conveyor BeltSteel Rod
5 Iron
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 12 Forging
Conveyor Ramp3 Conveyor Belt
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Randomizer1 Crystallized Iron
Steel Rod
5 Iron
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Merger1 Crystallized Iron
Steel Rod
5 Iron
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Filter Conveyor3 Crystallized Iron
12 Steel Rod
40 Iron
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Industrial SmelterSteel Rod
3 Pink Sticky Gear
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 8 Forging
Steel Press100 Copper Plate
250 Copper Rod
25 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 32 Forging
Copper Press500 Copper Ingot
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 30 Forging
Drill1 Crystallized Iron
1 Blue Sticky Gear
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 18 Forging
Industrial OvenSteel Rod
3 Green Sticky Gear
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 17 Forging
Industrial Lumbermill2 Blue Sticky Gear
Steel Rod
1 Conveyor Belt
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Industrial SawmillSteel Rod
3 Blue Sticky Gear
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 15 Forging
Pallet Packer3 Pink Sticky Gear
10 Steel Rod
30 Wood
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
Industrial Polishing StationSteel Rod
1 Gearbox
10 Steel Bolt
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 24 Forging
Industrial StonecutterSteel Rod
1 Buffalkor Crystal
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 22 Forging
Industrial Washing Station1 Propeller
3 Blue Sticky Gear
10 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
Level 27 Forging
Red Bronze Refinery100 Steel Plate
250 Copper Rod
25 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 3
Workbench Tier 4
None
10 Pipe5 Glass Block
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 4None
Pumpjack20 Red Bronze Ingot
1 Pipe
15 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 4None
Oil Refinery10 Red Bronze Ingot
30 Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 4None
Petroleum Petrifier20 Red Bronze Ingot
3 Steel Plate
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 4None
Tree Fruit Shaker5 Red Bronze Ingot
2 Copper Plate
Steel Rod
Workbench Tier 4None
Iron War Axe3 Crystallized Iron
Steel Rod
40 Iron
AnvilLevel 12 Combat
Gilded Steel RodSteel Rod
20 Gold
AnvilNone
Split Conveyor1 Crystallized Iron
Steel Rod
20 Electrite
Electrical Workbench (Tier 2)None

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