The Cu-W bulk nanocomposites of different compositions were successfully synthesized by high-energy ball milling of elemental powders. The nanocrystalline nature of the Cu-W composite powder is confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The Cu-W nanocomposite powder could be sintered at 300-400 °C below the sintering temperature of the un-milled Cu-W powders. The Cu-W nanocomposites showed superior densification and hardness than that of un-milled Cu-W composites. The nanocomposites also have three times higher hardness to resistivity ratio in comparison to Oxygen free high conductivity copper. Copyright © 2007 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.