Spring clips are fasteners that grip inserted components through spring tension. ... Often used in electrical applications, spring clips also provide a variety functions in construction, textile, business and personal operations, from office use to panel clamping.
Dart-shaped, panel-retaining spring clips have "hips" to engage within panel or component holes. They are commonly used to join two panel surfaces, as in refrigerator door liners. Other configurations are used to fasten cables, molding trim, gaskets, and fabrics.