here at monome we are versed in a wide range of technologies.
when we teach soldering workshops i like to repeat something conveyed to us when we worked for a cinematic robotics company: hot glue was originally developed for the electronics industry, but co-opted by the craft world. in some sort of futile missionary work to elevate the reputation of this very useful material, we show how it strengthens and insulates wire connections.
i have no idea if this story is even true. and we also employ hot glue like any unsuspecting scrapbook enthusiast.