Framing nails are also called ring nails or ribbed nails. They are used to process wood fastenings like angles, perforated plates, joint hangers and others. You only hammer them in but because of their design with grooves on the shaft, they have a high extraction value and hold similar like screws. Framing nails are used like high quality nail fastenings and have already building control certifications.
Classic framing nails get more and more competition by mechanical nails like from the company ITW Paslode.