I am thinking about an alien species that secretes its own biosuit and I am wondering if they can secrete a substance with enough compressive and tensile strength to create strong objects and structures.
Things that come to mind when thinking about this substance that could be secreted at high speed are spider silk and hagfish slime, spider silk has high tensile strength and a hagfish can produce a very large amount of slime in short time by releasing tiny coiled up slime strings which quickly expand and overlap in water to form a large volume of slime. For high compression strength chitin or bone could be used but the speed for those to form solid structures is a lengthy process.
Is there a way to combine the compressive strength of known biological materials with the speed of secretion of other biological substances and have the secreted substance form into a high strength solid in a short amount of time (minutes to hours) which gives the species enough time to mould it into shape or spread it in layers before it solidifies? What minerals, proteins or other nutrients/chemicals would this creature need to produce such a material if at all possible?