Bimetallic welds made between ferritic steels and austenitic stainless steels are conventionally fabricated using arc welding procedures such as Tungsten Inert Gas, Metal Inert Gas, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Submerged Arc Welding. However friction welding provides a new and unique solid state approach for joining many similar and dissimilar materials, which may not be possible to join by other welding techniques available without adding any external filler metal. This approach is mostly used in joining of dissimilar materials. The reason for increased utility being the absence of any external filler material which may otherwise add to the heterogeneity of the weld structure. In this paper, the fabrication and effect of friction welding parameters on mechanical-micro structural changes of bimetallic weld joints has been discussed. An attempt has also been made to relate the effect of friction welding parameters on the peak temperature values taken near faying surface and micro hardness changes measured in various zones of weld. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.