Lite-RTM is used where lower volumes are involved, and may not justify the expense of heavy duty tooling required for RTM.

Pressure is a major difference between RTM and Lite-RTM processes. If the pressure in the mould is higher than atmospheric pressure, it is RTM. If the pressure in the mould is lower than atmospheric pressure it is Lite-RTM.

The top mould used in Lite-RTM is not made of the same heavy duty material as RTM. Fibreglass laminates may be used.