This study presents a detailed analysis of friction stir riveting (FSR) processes that are used for joining similar as well as dissimilar materials. It covers the operating principle of FSR methods along with the insight into various process parameters responsible for successful joints formation. The paper further evaluates the research in friction stir-based riveting processes which unearth the enhanced metallurgical and mechanical properties for instance microstructure modification, local mechanical properties and improved strength, corrosion and fatigue resistance. The results of the study show that use of FSR process yields refined microstructures and improved mechanical properties in materials, which will entail a significant rise in the usage of friction stir-based riveting processes.

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