Engineering Research and Development Specialists

Expertise in Engineering design, research and development can be focused on your system or product to introduce it to the market, to innovate, to lower the operation and production costs, improve quality and reliability, and to enhance it with advanced technological features.

  • Research, Development and Commercialisation of International Products – e3k Global
  • Innovative New Product concepts and Intellectual Property development – e3k Think
  • Complete Engineering prototype development from concept to in-service testing – includes e3k Medical
  • Creative and advanced machine design including 3D modelling (Solidworks)
  • Advanced Engineering analysis including computer simulation of systems
  • Comprehensive technical reviews for business planning, marketing and R&D finance
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Stress Analysis (FEA), Rapid Prototyping, Computer Simulation

New Product Design & Development Case Studies

Agilitas Parkinson’s Cueing Device

Agilitas is a visual cueing device which is automatic, discreet and tailored for individual users. A wearable motion-sensing device, Agilitas uses a unique algorithm to automatically detect when the wearer starts to freeze. The device then shines a red laser dot onto the ground, which provides a visual cue to the brain to break the freeze and allow the wearer to continue walking.

Novel Combustion Cycle Prototype

e3k undertook a complete research, design, commissioning and testing program of a novel two-stroke direct-injection engine. The engine utilised a non-sinusoidal piston motion profile along with modern pneumatically-assisted, direct-to-chamber injectors. The engine experienced continuous running and met expectations.

SeaUrchin Marine Power Generator

This revolutionary technology is designed to economically capture the vast kinetic energy of the world’s ocean streams, tidal currents and river flows and convert it into a steady, reliable and therefore base load source of electricity. The underwater turbine contained within a uniquely designed and readily fabricated housing is able to extract greater power from a water flow than an exposed marine propeller alone. In 2012, the SeaUrchin Marine Power Generator won a coveted Australian Engineering Excellence Award.

Joinlox Mechanical Fastening System

Joinlox™ technology beat some very strong competition to win the 2008 ABC The New Inventors “Invention of the Year”. e3k performed calculations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations on the first Joinlox design under various loading scenarios. This specialised computer analysis performed by e3k optimised the Joinlox shape and size to meet the requirements of Australian/New Zealand Standards. The Joinlox system is now commercially available from Joinlox Pty Ltd, supported by Xstrata Technology who signed a global licensing agreement in 2010.

FLAT® Hydraulic Stabilising Mechanism

FLAT® is an innovative hydraulic stabilising mechanism that will allow any item with legs, skids or footings to remain stable irrespective of the unevenness of the supporting surface. e3k came up with the unique patented mechanism that enables the system to work and designed and tested the first prototypes. In 2010, Gilmore Engineers received a coveted Australian International “Design Award” from Good Design Australia for their contribution to the development of FLAT® technology. FLAT® based products are now available for sale through outlets worldwide.

Ocean Current Renewable Energy Generator

e3k was engaged in 2000 to develop unique concept methods for generating electricity from ocean currents. One of the concepts proposed was patented and formed the basis for the AN150 Series turbines from Atlantis Resources Limited. e3k performed further concept development, including mathematical modelling, CFD computer simulation, and water tunnel testing. Atlantis Resources Limited, which grew from this world-patented technology, listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 and is now considered a world leader in ocean turbine technology.

Olympic Athlete Foot Force Sensor for Kayaks

e3k designed and developed Foot Pressure Pad Sensors for the Queensland Academy of Sport. They were later adopted by the Australian Institute of Sport. The sensors enabled sports scientists to measure the timing between the upper body paddle action and the subsequent application of leg force through each stroke. The devices were used by numerous Olympic medal winners.

Aircraft Tie Down Device

e3k was commissioned to design a flush-mounted anchor point (FMAP) at the Brisbane International Airport to be used mainly by Boeing, Airbus and McDonnell Douglas freighter aircraft. The work included innovative concept generation and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the device as well as the securing concrete slab. The device was successfully proof tested in situ.

Medical Drug Delivery Device

e3k worked with Vapotronics Ltd to research and develop the concepts and technology behind a very novel pulmonary drug delivery system. The work involved extensive brainstorming to identify the most viable and cost effective technology suitable for the task. Initial experimental research and development was also conducted together with the production of 3D printed prototypes.

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