These clips work in all kinds of applications from underwater to aerospace and a lot of places in-between. Clips are always based upon their clamping power spring force. At Atlantic Precision Spring, we assist in the design and add helpful recommendations to ensure the best manufacturer part is being produced. Metal clips are still the best way to secure an assembly together when screwing is not an option. Some short tactics are used taking metal away and using plastic. Metal has a repeat-ability that far exceeds anything that plastic can perform.