The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of drilling parameters such as friction angle, friction contact area ratio (FCAR), feed rate and spindle speed on workpiece surface temperature, thrust force and torque in friction drilling of ST12 material. The tool material is tungsten carbide coated with TiN treatment. Experimental results reveal that the thrust force and torque increases gradually with increasing friction angle, feed rate and FCAR. On the other hand, the thrust force and torque decreases with increasing drilling speed. It is found that drilling speed has an important effect on the workpiece surface temperature. As the drilling speed increases, the workpiece surface temperature increases. Increasing or decreasing the friction angle and FCAR has no significant effect on the workpiece surface temperature.