About Us

E3K shaping ideas since 2001


E3K is a client-focused mechanical engineering firm with two decades of experience serving a diverse range of industries including government, manufacturing, energy, transportation, aerospace, mining, and more. The company prioritizes client needs and satisfaction.

E3K was established in 2001 by Dr Duncan Gilmore, who founded Gilmore Engineers in 1986. The parent company, Gilmore Engineers, has a strong reputation in the field of Expert Witness & Failure Analysis. E3K builds on that success, focusing on product design and optimization to provide even more value to clients.


E3K offers engineering expertise, including design/development and testing, from concept to completion. We provide support at any stage of the development process, ranging from idea inception to design checks, computer simulation, and 3D printing of physical prototypes.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can help you know the strength of your design. Will it pass a required load test? Will it have the required service life? Is it flexible or rigid enough? Can it be made lighter while still maintaining the required strength?

Mining Services As specialist mechanical engineers, we conduct studies in a variety of applications, from efficiency maximisation and failure analysis to design auditing and capital equipment reporting.

E3K began 3D Printing parts for clients long before owning the technology. Over time, the company discovered an increasing number of uses for 3D printing, including creating prototypes during the design process for client review. If you have a design that you need printing, E3K is equipped to deliver.

Meet Our Team

Dr Duncan Gilmore

B.E. (Mech), M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D, FIEAust, FSAEA, MASME, CPEng, RPEQ

Duncan is the Founding Director  of Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K, New Product Research, Development and Commercialisation Specialists, and the Bright Devices Group Pty Ltd.

He received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1972, with First Class Honours and The University Medal. He completed a Master of Engineering Science degree in 1975, and the Ph.D degree in 1977, all from the University of Queensland. His postgraduate research interests lay with the instrumentation of two-phase gas-liquid flows and with the use of hot-wire anemometry in the study of non-isothermal turbulent fluid flows, the technology which laid down the experimental benchmarking results for computerised computational fluid dynamic software which evolved in the 1970’s and 1980’s.



Dr Ray Hope

B.E. (Mech, 1st Class Honours), Ph.D, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ
Vice President Engineering

Dr Raymond L Hope is the Vice President Engineering of Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K. He leads an award winning, cross industry, innovative team, specialising in Innovation, Research and Development, Computer simulations, FEA, CFD, Engineering Failure Analysis, and providing Professional Expert Witness services to the legal profession.

Dr Hope specialises in Product Design and Development and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). He revels in solving challenging problems and helping organisations create amazing products.

Mr Matt Gray

Managing Director

Matthew (‘Matt’) Gray joined Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K as Operations Manager in 2019.   

Matt’s career began in the civil construction industry, working collaboratively with trades and Civil Engineers.  Matthew has specialised knowledge in civil construction and maintenance, having notably worked with the Safelink Alliance team on the Centenary Motorway upgrade in Brisbane, Australia.



Mrs Cody Zhao

B.E. (Mech, 1st Class), MScEng, MIEAust
Research and Development engineer

Cody Zhao currently is working as a Research and Development engineer in Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K. She has a wide knowledge of production and R&D, specialising in product development, product optimisation, product quality control and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Cody graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Automation Engineering from Shanghai Ocean University in China with an outstanding graduate reward in 2014. She then completed a Master’s degree in the field of Product Development and Materials at Jönköping University in Sweden, graduating in 2016. A total of 6 years of academic experience gives her a strong knowledge of product design, product development and project management.