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. In 1986 Ducan founded Gilmore Engineers. 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, RPEQ, FIEAust, FSAEA, CPEng, MASME

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

In 1972 Duncan received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with First Class Honours. He also received The University Medal. In 1975 he completed a Master of Engineering Science degree, and in 1977 a Ph.D degree. All from the University of Queensland. His focus during his postgraduate research was centered around the instrumentation of two-phase gas-liquid flows. Additionally, he explored the application of hot-wire anemometry in investigating non-isothermal turbulent fluid flows. This technology played a pivotal role in establishing the experimental benchmarks for computerized computational fluid dynamics software development during the decades of the 1970s and 1980s.



Dr Ray Hope

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

Dr Raymond L Hope the Vice President of Engineering at Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K. He leads a cross industry, award winning team, specialising in Research and Development, Innovation,  Computer simulations, CFD, FEA,  and Engineering Failure Analysis. He provides 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.



Mr Kieren Petty

B.E. (Mech ), M. ENG. SC.
Research and Development engineer

Kieren joined Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd | E3K as a Research and Development Engineer in 2023. Kieren has had a variety of experiences in different engineering disciplines. Most recently, Kieren has worked for an Australian manufacturer, developing new products from concept to completion.  

Through his studies and work experience Kieren has developed a passion for research, design, and development. His interests include additive manufacturing, material research, computational modelling and simulations.