A U-type nut, also known as a U-nut or a clip nut, is a type of fastener that is shaped like the letter "U." It is designed to be used in applications where a threaded anchor point is needed on a flat surface, and it is particularly useful for securing or fastening components to sheet metal, panels, or other thin materials.
U-type nuts are commonly used in applications where a threaded connection needs to be established on a flat or thin material without requiring access to the backside of the material. They are often used in industries such as automotive, electronics, appliance manufacturing, and general metalworking.
Due to their design, U-type nuts offer advantages in situations where traditional nuts may not be suitable or where specialized threaded anchor points are required.