The Cu-based friction materials with nano-graphite were prepared through powder metallurgy technology. The microstructure and friction performance were studied through scan electronic microscope (SEM) and friction tester, respectively. The results indicate that coefficient of the Cu-based friction materials with 2 wt% nano-graphite is high and stable. Comparing with the friction materials without n-C, the wear resistance and heat resistance of the friction materials with nano-graphite has been improved by 11 % and 25 %, respectively. The nano-graphite particles will reduce the abrasive wear and enhance the wear resistance of the Cu-based friction materials.