Smart Glues are special types of fasteners used to bond two surfaces together. These structural glues are composites made of an epoxy-like resin with specialized filler which allow them to rapidly form and serve as a proper load-bearing path. "Smart glues" are used extensively in construction and electronic assembly and are one of the most useful tools for technicians making repairs in the field.
Most "smart glues" are sold in single containers which can have their chemical compositions mixed in different proportions at the factory or in a workshop. This allows the glue's properties to be altered in order to accomplish the task at hand. Of the four most common combinations, the first is a standard slow-forming mix which can incorporate colored dyes to hide (or accentuate) repairs or include reinforcing fibers for a stronger bond. These glues take anywhere from one to six hours to properly set. The second is a rapid-forming mix which sets in half the time but requires extra precaution when being laid lest the bond breaks and the repair is undone. The third uses a catalyst to create a foam which helps plug holes or secure loose equipment but cannot provide structural support or patch up armor plating. The last uses a proper catalyst/impurity mix to harden into a solid paste capable of conducting electricity. While sufficient to to use in place of wiring or even create low-grade capacitors and resistances, they are far more inefficient.