Among the known severe plastic deformation (SPD) techniques, there is a special group of processes involving friction-induced shear. One of the sample or work-piece dimensions used in such processes, namely the thickness, is much smaller than the other two dimensions. The well-known process of High Pressure Torsion (HPT) and the relatively new Cone-Cone (CC) method applied to thin conical samples fall into this category of SPD techniques. Wrought aluminium alloy 2124 was used to study the effect of CC processing on microstructure and mechanical properties. The influence of the processing parameters, including the rotation speed and thickness of the conical strip specimens on the microstructure and the mechanical properties of the CC-processed material was investigated.